Speaker: Gavin, Nick, 1947 - 0, Interviewee, Male, Headmaster
Speaker: Hyde, C, Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Talks about passing eleven plus exam and going to Kibworth Grammar School, Leicestershire, while living on Netherhall Estate, Leicester. Mentions sport, youth groups, playing outside. Describes drifting into teaching, mother having higher aspirations for him than father, local kids' attitudes to work. Reflects on Leicester at the time, brief mention of the Cadina coffee bar. Explains difference in attitudes with parents who had lived through World War II, mentions being politically aware by end of teens, recalls thinking Leicester tired and grey. Describes attitudes to sex as relaxed, mention of contraception, pregnancy leading to marriage. Brief mention of playing rugby. Describes Leicester as changing when returned from teacher training in Liverpool, mentions young councillors such as Peter Soulsby, teachers inspired by Plowden Report, 1967. Comments that he was not part of 1960s youth culture. Talks about education, tension between old and new continuing to 1980s.
Place of birth: Edinburgh
Education: Kibworth Grammar
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Shop keeper
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1950s, 1960s
Recording Date: 18/3/2003
Playing time: 56 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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