An enduring relationship with Barclays Bank

Barclays Bank has celebrated its enduring relationship with Goodenough College at an event and in a new video which highlights the legacy and achievements of Frederick Craufurd Goodenough (1866-1934), Chairman of Barclays Bank, who founded the College and was its first Chairman.

FCGoodenoughBustEntitled ‘Reflections on Barclays’ Chairmen’ the event included a speech by Sir William Goodenough, a current Governor of the College, about his great grandfather F.C. Goodenough, and a conversation between Sir William and the bank’s archivist, Maria Sienkiewicz. It was hosted by John MacFarlane, Chairman of Barclays Bank and marked the culmination of Barclays’ 325th anniversary celebrations.

Sir William presented the bank with an album of press cuttings from F. C.’s influential visit to the US and Canada in 1923 and expressed his hope that “the link between Barclays Bank and Goodenough College will endure for the benefit of future generations.”

In return, the bank presented the College with a framed copy of the very first notice issued by the College’s Governors chaired by F.C. Goodenough, dating from June 1930.

The video, which can be seen below, features interviews with Sir William, Andrew Ritchie, the College’s Director, and College Members. It gives a vivid picture of the legacy of F.C. Goodenough and the continued relationship between the College and the Bank. 

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