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Goodison, Nicholas (13 of 46) National Life Stories: City Lives
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Goodison, Nicholas (speaker, male)
Courtney, Cathy, 1954- (speaker, female)
Part 13 (tape 7 side B): Daughter, Rachel, works for London First (promotes London), previously as intern in Brussels, details. Feelings about current Labour government. Signs of interest in better management in museums, Clore initiative related to this. Since previous recording, NG has retired from Lloyds TSB (May 2000). Had worked 42 years in City; no regrets about moving on; thought deeply about leaving. Regular contact with Lloyds TSB charitable foundations. Visits to head office, uses building for education group, Goodison Group, which Lloyds TSB continued to finance. No role within the bank itself. Continued interest in corporate governance in relation to charities and regulation of the City. City friends overlap in music and arts worlds. Peter Elwood, Mervyn King, Gordon Richardson, Eddie George among people with whom NG will stay in touch. Details. NG gregarious but also capable of working alone for long periods. Finds conversation deeply refreshing. Social life now. Goes often to Wigmore Hall, to ENO. Happy with less travel. Health problems; rheumatoid arthritis in wrist and leg for approx 10 years; diagnosed with prostate cancer soon after retiring; radiotherapy at Cromwell Hospital. Thinks death is extinction. Impact of being a non believer when viewing religious art; Venetian art. Had children christened, was married in church, still attends church on Christmas Day. Thinks wife, Judith, still a believer.
Interview with Sir Nicholas Goodison, Chairman of the Stock Exchange (1976–1988) the TSB Group (1989–1995), the Courtauld Institute of Art, (1982–2002), the National Art Collections Fund (1986–2002), and National Life Stories (2003–).