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Goodison, Nicholas (34 of 46) National Life Stories: City Lives

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    Banking; Stockbroking

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    City Lives

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    Interviewee's home, London

  • Interviewees

    Goodison, Nicholas (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Courtney, Cathy, 1954- (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 34 (tape 23 side A): Rodin Burghers cont. Under-funding of London parks. Further details Burghers; Rupert Harris handled restoration, bad state of Eric Gill inscription details. NG's encounter with homeless man nearby the Burghers. Feelings about London public sculptures; David Backhouse memorial in Park Lane; lack of public consultation. NG chairing committee re St Martin in the Field. Possibilities re empty plinth in Trafalgar Square; temporary contemporary pieces which have been on the plinth. Beau Brunnel bronze, Jermyn Street. Queen Mother gates. Hyde Park fountain, Park Lane. Diana fountain. Ian Hamilton Finlay. Souvenir of Big Bang in N's downstairs loo; John Young flow chart; dynamite stick.

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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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