But things may be looking up. Because someone has finally defeated the feared Curse of Lembit.
Back in April I reported that Ruth Reed had launched her campaign for the Presidency of the Royal Institute of British Architects by publicising her endorsement by Lembit. Given what normally happens to people who receive his support (Charles Kennedy, Mark Oaten), you had to admire her courage, if not her judgement.
The good news is reported by The Architects' Journal:
Ruth Reed has been elected as the next president of the RIBA – the first time a woman has ever been appointed to the role.Reed was also endorsed by George Ferguson, a former RIBA President and Liberal parliamentary candidate for Bristol West.