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Transcript

I guess I was never critical of it, which some of my contemporaries were and it was quite a shock to begin with and then I began to see, well there are actually other things in the world and this isn’t the whole truth about everything. I remember particularly Peter Nisbet, who’s now the curator at the Busch-Reisinger in Harvard, wrote a piece in Broadsheet magazine, which was one of the student papers, called ‘Black Kettle’ which was a list of criticisms of Kettle’s Yard and that was all quite a shock, you know, I thought, do people really think that? He was at Clare College so I knew him quite well and he had a way of writing these pieces. He’d already rubbished several exhibitions that I’d put on. But I think this is historically quite interesting that, the idea that all the arty students in Cambridge all sort of flocked there, was beginning to be disproven. It might have been the same at earlier periods, there might have been arty students in Cambridge who thought Jim Ede was pretentious, that the whole thing was a bit of a sham before, but I hadn’t heard of them.