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Goodison, Nicholas (22 of 46) National Life Stories: City Lives
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Goodison, Nicholas (speaker, male)
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Part 22 (tape 13 side B): TSB’s scheme for introducing Quality Management into schools. Ron Dearing asked NG to chair study of National Record of Achievement. Goodison Group feels strongly that educational jargon should be avoided. Study of National Record of Achievement. National Heritage Memorial Fund. NG’s interest in furniture and art began aged 14 via his teacher, through images. Giotto. Visited National Gallery , especially works of Holbein, Constable. Later became interested in furniture. Found architecture a difficult subject at school. Wrote paper for Marlborough College Art Society aged approx 16, on Dutch forger, details. Interest in clocks began when visited Ernest Prestige and interest in furniture grew from this. Classical teaching at school and university (Philosophy, Classical History). Greek philosophy remains key to NG’s thinking. Interest in classical architecture and art grew from study of wider classical civilisation and myths etc. Didn’t travel until in army, aged 19 (Germany). 1954 first visit to Italy, Rome, details. Went to Greece as undergraduate. Details Rome.
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–).