Monday, 22 February 2010
5th February Arbitrators' Court Lunch for Masters & Clerks
Held in the Guildhall private dining room, and organised by our former Clerk, Gaye Duffy, whom I was delighted to see again. The Master Arbitrator, Chris Dancaster, has been their member on the Financial Services Group of Livery Companies (of which more in a separate blog) so I have met him several times before. It's nice to start recognising a few faces, and the Master Firefighter, Geoff Morgan, whom I first met at the Tin Plate Workers' lecture, was also there. Spirited talk given by Peter Rees, the City Planning Officer for the Corporation of London (not to be confused with our own Peter Rees, Chairman of Comms & PR Committee) defending the Gherkin and rightly proud of Paternoster Square. Interesting comment: it takes more talent to design the right spaces than the right buildings; if the spaces are right, the buildings will be right.