The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 66 (1988) > Issues > Issue 15 > Towards an Institution of Engineers
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Towards an Institution of Engineers

Anthony Gee pursues the themes raised in hk previous viewpoint, published in the issue for 3 May 1988: I am flattered, but somewhat disturbed, that the Secretary felt it necessary to append his (the Institution establishment’s?) comments on my ‘Viewpoint’, an action which, as far as I know, is unprecedented. ‘Viewpoint’ is supposed to be an opportunity for individual members to express their personal views on topics associated with the profession and, while correspondence and counterviewpoints are invited from readers (members?), surely an ‘official’ reaction is not appropriate to a personal view. Were my arguments considered to be so dangerously persuasive that an attempt had to be made to, as it were, strangle them at birth?