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Goodison, Nicholas (15 of 46) National Life Stories: City Lives
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Goodison, Nicholas (speaker, male)
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Part 15 (tape 8 side B): Photographs for MB book cont. Soho House, MB’s home, details. Possibilities for MB’s biography. Problems with biography in general. Lecture on relationship of Wedgwood and MB. Does own filing. First met Roy Jenkins when Chancellor of Exchequer; knew Jennifer Jenkins through involvement with National Parks and later National Trust. RJ and NG both member of dining club, The Club, founded by Johnson and Fox which meets once a month at Brookes’s. Others NG might meet at The Club including Patrick Wright, ex head of Foreign Office. Strong emphasis on public affairs at The Club dinners. Re London parks, NG a frequent writer to Westminster Council, Secretary of State etc; went to see David Welsh, who asked NG to join advisory committee of Royal Parks but Minister, Peter Brooke, asked if Judith would take NG’s place; hopes Peter Elwood will go on committee. Government’s failure to finance parks properly. Dilettante Society (also at Brookes’s) leading architectural art historians, John Harris, Gervaise Jackson Stoppes.
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–).