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Goodison, Nicholas (27 of 46) National Life Stories: City Lives
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Goodison, Nicholas (speaker, male)
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Part 27 (tape 16 side B): NG enjoys the work of Ishiguru and rereads old favourites such as Waugh and Anthony Powell. Likes classic films but not blockbusters or films of books. TV is not part of his life, too much trivia. His views on the Open University where his wife did a degree in Art History. Stresses the importance of distance learning. Mentions his honorary degrees and the award of the Legion d’Honneur, details. Knighted in 1982 as Chairman of Stock Exchange leading to discussion of the honours system.
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–).