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Goodison, Nicholas (14 of 46) National Life Stories: City Lives

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    Banking; Stockbroking

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    City Lives

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    TSB offices, London

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    Goodison, Nicholas (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Courtney, Cathy, 1954- (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 14 (tape 8 side A): Religion only topic NG and Judith might not discuss freely. Task facing art historians. Thoughts on mutual hostility of aspects of Islam, Judaism and Christianity. Man’s capacity to conquer own brutal instincts; survival of civilisation. NG’s response to music and myth e.g. St John Passion. National Gallery exhibition re importance of Christian myth. NG’s current reading, David Attenborough’s Memoirs, Deborah Howard on architecture of Venice. Rewriting book on Mathew Boulton on retirement, published February 2003, details, written as a businessman rather than just as an art historian. Details MB and NG’s method of rewriting. Will write MB’s biography. NG not a trained art historian, first book on English barometers. Developed interest in neo-classisism after meeting Boulton archives in Birmingham, moment at which began to become an art historian. Ben Nicholson asked NG to review neo-classical exhibitions for Burlington Magazine. NG a classicist by education in terms of authors and architecture. Modification of NG’s views on MB’s manufacturing technology. NG’s PhD. Christie’s as a publisher; Art Books International. Travelled round country with photographer, Philip Breakfield.

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    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–).

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    Sir Nicholas Goodison interviewed by Cathy Courtney: full interview transcript

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