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George Oldham found guilty of misconduct over ‘ethnics’ email


George Oldham has been wasting the time and resources of ARB for years on unnecessary, spurious and irrelevant arguments between ARB and RIBA. Thank you Oldham for this ill-considered approach when the profession sinks lower and lower in the eyes of the general public. Heard the word co-operation when it comes to promoting the role of architects in society - I guess not. Your jibe about "ethnics" clearly has racial overtones and was meant to be divisive or you would not have couched it in those terms. Whilst I agree with Yasmin Shariff, one can hardly blame ARB for the wording of an Act drafted by civil servants and passed by politicians. Had Oldham not wasted ARB's time all these years then perhaps ARB and RIBA would have had the time to sit down together and lobby politicians to bring about such changes. Oldham's actions have clearly held back the profession in a time when much needed positive action was needed to promote the relevance of architects in today's society and as such, in my view, erasure from the register would be fully justified.

Posted date

18 April, 2013

Posted time

12:22 pm