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F. Matthias Alexander Memorial Lecture

STAT (since 1960) and AmSAT (since 1993) have held annual F. Matthias Alexander Memorial Lectures. Below is a list of the lectures where known.

In STAT’s early days there were no STAT newsletters (it first appeared in 1983) and the Alexander Journal was published irregularly, meaning that for a number of years it is not known who gave the lecture (or indeed if a lecture was given).

STAT’s F. Matthias Alexander Memorial Lectures

1960: ‘Physiological gradients’ by A. Rugg-Gunn (1960?, no date, but the author says it is the first Memorial Lecture).[1]

1961: ‘Alexander’s meeting with Coghill’ by Edward H. Owen.[2]

1962: Eric de Peyer?

1963: ‘On giving directions, doing and non-doing’ by Patrick Macdonald.[3]

1964

1965: ‘The teaching of F. Matthias Alexander’ by Marjory Barlow.[4]

1966

1967

1968

1969: ‘Man’s future as an individual’ by Walter Carrington.[5]

1970

1971: Richard Walker? (‘Aims and values’)

1972: ‘The Alexander principle and some spiritual disciplines’ by Geoffrey Curtis.[6]

1973: ‘First of the second generation’ by Joyce Bird.[7]

1974

1975: Tony Buzan?

1976: ‘Use and misuse in evolutionary perspective’ by N. Tinbergen.[8]

1977

1978: Sheila Nelson?

1979: ‘The Alexander Technique and acting’ (?) by Michael McCallion.

1980: ‘Horsemanship and the Alexander experience’ by Daniel Pevsner.[9]

1981

1982: ‘John Dewey and F. M. Alexander: 36 years of friendship’ by Alexander Murray.[10]

1983: Dr Wilfred Barlow?

1984: ‘Thinking about thinking about ourselves’ by David Gorman.[11]

1985: ‘F. M. remembered’ by Erika Whittaker.[12]

1986: ‘The Alexander Technique in a larger context’ by John Nicholls.[13]

1987: ‘The Alexander Technique in the preparation and performance of music’ by Nelly Ben-Or.[14]

1988: ‘Scientific research and its role in teaching the Alexander Technique’ by Chris Stevens.[15]

1989: ‘On learning and teaching the F. M. Alexander Technique’ by Kathleen Ballard.[16]

1990: ‘A personal view of the Alexander Technique’ by Misha Magidov.[17]

1991: ‘The matter about words’ by Paul Burge.[18]

1992: ‘The vital significance of the Alexander Technique in the coming period of change’ (also published as ‘The true wholeness’) by Sir George Trevelyan.[19]

1993: ‘F. M. Alexander as I knew him’ by Walter Carrington.[20]

1994: ‘Alexander’s discoveries and what we have made of them’ by Adam Nott.[21]

1995: ‘The essence of F.M.’s Teaching’ by Marjory Barlow.[22]

1996: ‘Our journey to South Africa’ by Elisabeth Walker.[23]

1997: ‘F. M. Alexander’s training course: The last years’ by Tony Spawforth.[24]

1998: ‘A pupil’s perspective on the Alexander Technique’ by Bryan Niblett.

1999: ‘The care of the professional voice’ by D. Garfield Davies.

2000: ‘The Little School and beyond’ by Sue Merry and Judith Kleinman.

2001: ‘The adventures of leg and his companion, voice, and how they were led into debauchery and deprivation and of their redemption thence into proper function’ by Michael McCallion.[25]

2002: ‘Making the link – A slow-learner’s attempt to make sense of the first twenty-five years’ by John Hunter.[26]

2003: ‘Candles and onions – Layers of learning’ by Carolyn Nicholls.[27]

2004: ‘Letting it happen – Chance, choice and change’ by Mary Holland.[28]

2005: No memorial lecture was given in 2005.

2006: ‘Hope for chronic back pain sufferers – The MRC ATEAM trial’ by Paul Little.[29]

2007: ‘Some different viewpoints on an Alexander lesson’ by Elizabeth Atkinson.[30]

2008: ‘The first step’ by Anne Battye.[31]

2009: ‘Five decades: By your pupils you'll be taught’ by Jean Clark.[32]

2010: ‘Doing only what is necessary and taking the time it takes’ by Vivien Mackie.[33]

2011: ‘The Alexander Memorial Lecture’ by Yehuda Kuperman.[34]

2012: ‘The Alexander Memorial Lecture’ by Alan Philps.[35]

2013: ‘Stimulus and response’ by Jean M. O. Fischer.

2014: ‘Alexander, music and education: Paths to self acceptance and to self development’ by Judith Kleinmann.[36]

2015: ‘Is there a subject?’ by Jamie McDowell.[37]

2016: ‘Beyond words’ by Malcolm Williamson.

2017: ‘Eutokia: Good birth by means of good use’ by Ilana Machover.[38]

2018: ‘The Alexander Technique: Looking backwards, forwards and sideways’ by Peter Ribeaux.[39]

2019: ‘Only connect: Working with hypermobility’ by Julie Barker and Carolyn Nicholls.[40]

NASTAT, AmSAT’s F. M. Alexander Memorial Lectures

(sometimes also referred to as ‘F. M. Alexander Memorial Address’).

1993: ‘NASTAT’s 1st Annual F. M. Alexander Memorial Lecture’ by Frank Ottiwell.[41]

1994: ‘2nd Annual Memorial Lecture’ by Barbara Kent.[42]

1995: ‘F. M. Alexander’s teaching: Our supreme inheritance’ by Alexander Murray.[43]

1996: ‘Frank Pierce Jones’s life and work’ by Missy Vineyard.[44]

1997: ‘Life, death and learning’ by Michael D. Frederick.[45]

1998: ‘F. M. Alexander Memorial Lecture’ by Judith Stransky.[46]

1999: ‘Feathers of consciousness’ by Saura Bartner.[47]

2000: Giora Pinkas (not published).

2001: ‘The Alexander Technique: Discovering the link between mind and body’ by Ted Dimon.[48]

2002: ‘The role of women in the growth of the Alexander community’ by Alexander Murray.[49]

2003: Jackie Evans (not published).

2004: ‘Letting it happen – Chance, choice and change’ by Mary Holland.[50]

2005: ‘Where are we going?’ by John Nicholls.[51]

2006: ‘Alexander Technique in my life, past and present’ by Rome Earle.[52]

2007: ‘Discoveries on my Alexander journey’ by Ann Sickels Mathews.[53]

2008: ‘Forty years with the Alexander Technique’ by Jean Clark.[54]

2009: ‘The first step’ by Anne Battye.[55]

2010: ‘Dart, then (1967) and now (2010)’ by Joan Murray.[56]

2011: ‘“Lighten Up!’ by Robert Britton.[57]

2012: ‘The living memory’ by Pamela Blanc.[58]

2013: ‘What do we mean by the head in the Alexander Technique?’ by Galen Cranz.[59]

2014: ‘Expect the unexpected’ by John A. Baron.[60]

2015: ‘Confusion, courage, clarity’ by Sumi Komo.[61]

2016: ‘The Alexander Technique: On the brink of extinction and poised to break through to the mainstream’ by N. Brooke Lieb.[62]

2017: ‘Penetrating into the essence’ by Giora Pinkas.[63]

2018: ‘Moving and growing into freedom’ by Frances Marsden.[64]

References

[1] ‘Physiological gradients’ by A. Rugg-Gunn in The Alexander Journal no. 8 edited by Wilfred Barlow (STAT, 1978), pp. 26–32. Also published as ‘F. Matthias Alexander Memorial Lecture, Physiological Gradients’ by A. Rugg-Gunn (STAT reprint no. 2, September 1961), booklet.
[2] ‘Alexander’s meeting with Coghill’ by Edward H. Owen in More Talk of Alexander edited by Dr Wilfred Barlow (Mouritz, 2005 [1978]), pp. 256–59.
[3] ‘On giving directions, doing and non-doing’ by Patrick Macdonald in The Alexander Technique As I See It by Patrick Macdonald (Mouritz, 2015), pp. 67-75.
[4] ‘The Teaching of F. Matthias Alexander’ by Marjory Barlow (1966, STAT), booklet.
[5] ‘Man’s Future as an Individual’ by Walter H. M. Carrington (The Sheildrake Press, 1969).
[6] ‘The Alexander principle and some spiritual disciplines’ by Fr Geoffrey Curtis in More Talk of Alexander edited by Dr Wilfred Barlow (Mouritz, 2005 [1978]), pp. 157–61.
[7] ‘First of the second generation’ by Joyce Bird in The Alexander Journal no. 21 edited by Francsca Greenoak (STAT, 2006), pp. 6–14.
[8] ‘Use and misuse in evolutionary perspective’ by N. Tinbergen in More Talk of Alexander edited by Dr Wilfred Barlow (Mouritz, 2005 [1978]), pp. 234–55.
[9] Horsemanship and the Alexander Experience by Daniel Pevsner (Sheildrake Press, 1980).
[10] ‘John Dewey and F. M. Alexander: 36 years of friendship’ by Alexander Murray in A Neglected Influence – Frederick Matthias Alexander and John Dewey by Eric David McCormack (Mouritz, 2014), pp. 214–34.
[11] ‘Thinking about thinking about ourselves’ by David Gorman in Looking at Ourselves by David Gorman (Learning Methods Publications, 1997), pp. 1–17.
[12] Published as booklet by STAT (undated). A different version was published as ‘England – The first training course’ by Erika Whittaker, in The Alexander Review, vol. 2 no. 3, September 1987, pp. 21-29. A reworked and extended version of these was published ‘Alexander’s Way’ by Erika Whittaker, in The Alexander Journal no. 13, Autumn 1993, pp. 3-12.
[13] ‘The Alexander Technique in a larger context’ by John Nicholls (no publisher (STAT?), no date, 1987?), booklet.
[14] ‘The Alexander Technique in the preparation and performance of music’ by Nelly Ben-Or in ‘The Alexander Technique in the preparation and performance of music’ (author, undated), booklet.
[15] ‘Scientific research and its role in teaching the Alexander Technique - Part 1 - Kinds of research and what we can learn from them’ by Chris Stevens, booklet (STAT, 1989).
[16] ‘On learning and teaching the F. M. Alexander Technique’ by Kathleen Ballard in Conscious Control vol. 2 no. 2, edited by Jean M. O. Fischer (Mouritz, 2008), pp. 21–40. Also published as STAT booklet, 1990.
[17] ‘A personal view of the Alexander Technique’ by Misha Magidov in The Alexander Journal no. 12 edited by Adam Nott (STAT, 1991), pp. 3–12.
[18] ‘The matter about words’ by Paul Burge (1994, STATBooks), booklet.
[19] ‘The true wholeness’ by Sir George Trevelyan in The Alexander Journal no. 13 edited by Adam Nott (STAT, 1993), pp. 23– 30.
[20] ‘F. M. Alexander as I knew him’ by Walter Carrington in The Alexander Journal no. 14 edited by Adam Nott (STAT, 1995), pp. 3–11. Also in An Evolution of the Alexander Technique by Walter Carrington, Dilys Carrington (Sheildrake Press, 2017), pp. 131–44.
[21] ‘Alexander’s discoveries and what we have made of them’ by Adam Nott in The Alexander Journal no. 14 edited by Adam Nott (STAT, 1995), pp. 15–22. Also containing Q&A from the lecture.
[22] ‘The essence of F.M.’s Teaching’ by Marjory Barlow in The Alexander Journal no. 15 edited by Adam Nott (STAT, 1997), pp. 13-20.
[23] ‘Our journey to South Africa’ by Elisabeth Walker in The Alexander Journal no. 15 edited by Adam Nott (STAT, 1997), pp. 3-12.
[24] ‘F. M. Alexander’s training course: The last years’ by Tony Spawforth in The Alexander Journal no. 16 edited by Adam Nott (STAT, 1999), pp. 3–8.
[25] ‘The adventures of leg and his companion, voice, and how they were led into debauchery and deprivation and of their redemption thence into proper function’ by Michael McCallion in The Alexander Journal no. 18 edited by Francsca Greenoak (STAT, 2002), pp. 2–11.
[26] ‘Making the link – A slow-learner’s attempt to make sense of the first twenty-five years’ by John Hunter in The Alexander Journal no. 19 edited by Francsca Greenoak (STAT, 2003), pp. 2-10.
[27] ‘Candles and onions - Layers of learning’ by Carolyn Nicholls in The Alexander Journal no. 20 edited by Francsca Greenoak (STAT, 2003), pp. 2–10.
[28] ‘Letting it happen – Chance, choice and change’ by Mary Holland in Conscious Control vol. 2 no. 1, edited by Jean M. O. Fischer (Mouritz, 2008), pp. 31–42.
[29] ‘Hope for chronic back pain sufferers - The MRC ATEAM trial’ by Paul Little in The Alexander Journal no. 22 edited by Francsca Greenoak (STAT, 2008), pp. 2–12.
[30] ‘Some different viewpoints on an Alexander lesson’ by Elizabeth Atkinson in The Alexander Journal no. 22 edited by Francsca Greenoak (STAT, 2008), pp. 13–18.
[31] ‘The first step’ by Anne Battye in The Alexander Journal no. 23 edited by Francsca Greenoak (STAT, 2010), pp. 2–12.
[32] ‘Five decades: By your pupils you'll be taught’ by Jean Clark in The Alexander Journal no. 23 edited by Francsca Greenoak (STAT, 2010), pp. 13–22.
[33] ‘Doing only what is necessary and taking the time it takes’ by Vivien Mackie in The Alexander Journal no. 23 edited by Francsca Greenoak (STAT, 2010), pp. 23–37.
[34] ‘The Alexander Memorial Lecture’ by Yehuda Kuperman in The Alexander Journal no. 24 edited by Paul Marsh and Jamie McDowell (STAT, 2014), pp. 26–34.
[35] ‘The Alexander Memorial Lecture’ by Alan Philps in The Alexander Journal no. 24 edited by Paul Marsh and Jamie McDowell (STAT, 2014), pp. 57–62.
[36] ‘Alexander, music and education: Paths to self acceptance and to self development’ by Judith Kleinmann (2014) in The Alexander Journal no. 25 edited by Paul Marsh and Jamie McDowell (STAT, 2015), pp. 27–37.
[37] ‘Is there a subject?’ by Jamie McDowell (2015) in The Alexander Journal no. 25 edited by Paul Marsh and Jamie McDowell (STAT, 2015), pp. 51–58.
[38] ‘Eutokia: Good birth by means of good use’ by Ilana Machover in The Alexander Journal no. 27 edited by Paul Marsh and Jamie McDowell (STAT, 2019), pp. 39–47.
[39] ‘The Alexander Technique: Looking backwards, forwards and sideways’ by Peter Ribeaux in The Alexander Journal no. 27 edited by Paul Marsh and Jamie McDowell (STAT, 2019), pp. 14–21.
[40] ‘Only connect: Working with hypermobility’ by Julie Barker and Carolyn Nicholls in The Alexander Journal no. 28 edited by Paul Marsh and Jamie McDowell (STAT, 2021), pp. 57–77.
[41] ‘NASTAT’s 1st Annual F. M. Alexander Memorial Lecture’ by Frank Ottiwell, NASTAT News issue no. 21 (Summer 1993), pp. 8­9. Republished in AmSAT Journal no. 9, Spring 2016, pp. 21­23.
[42] ‘2nd Annual Memorial Lecture’ by Barbara Kent in NASTAT News issue no. 25 (Summer 1994), pp. 12–14.
[43] ‘F. M. Alexander’s teaching: Our supreme inheritance’ by Alexander Murray in NASTAT News issue no. 29, Summer 1995, pp. 13–16.
[44] ‘Frank Pierce Jones’s life and work’ by Missy Vineyard in NASTAT News issue no. 34, Summer 1997, pp. 17–23.
[45] ‘Life, death and learning’ by Michael D. Frederick in STATNews vol. 4, no. 19 edited by Malcolm Williamson (STAT, September 1997), pp. 20–21. Also in NASTAT News issue no. 37 (Summer 1997), pp. 9, 17.
[46] ‘F. M. Alexander Memorial Lecture’ by Judith Stransky in NASTAT News issue no. 41 (Summer 1998), pp. 13-16.
[47] ‘Feathers of consciousness’ by Saura Bartner in AmSAT News issue no. 47 (Spring 2000), pp. 20–24.
[48] ‘The Alexander Technique: Discovering the link between mind and body’ by Ted Dimon in AmSAT News issue no. 53 (Fall 2001), p. 28–31, 34.
[49] ‘The role of women in the growth of the Alexander community’ (F. M. Alexander Memorial Address) by Alexander Murray, AmSAT News issue no. 57 (Fall 2002), pp. 10-12.
[50] ‘Letting it happen – Chance, choice and change’ by Mary Holland in AmSAT News issue no. 65 (Fall 2004), pp. A5–A8.
[51] ‘Where are we going?’ by John Nicholls . Part One in AmSAT News issue no. 68 (Fall 2005), pp. A7– A10. Part Two in AmSAT News issue no. 69 (Winter 2005), pp. 15–19.
[52] ‘Alexander Technique in my life, past and present’ by Rome Earle in AmSAT News issue no. 71 (Summer 2006), pp. AGM13–AGM18.
[53] ‘Discoveries on my Alexander journey’ by Ann Sickels Mathews in AmSAT News issue no. 74 (Summer 2007), pp. AGM14–AGM18.
[54] ‘Forty years with the Alexander Technique’ by Jean Clark in AmSAT News issue no. 77 (Summer 2008), pp. AGM15–AGM20 (part 1), and in AmSAT News issue no. 78 (Winter 2008), pp. 20–26 (part 2).
[55]  ‘The first step’ by Anne Battye in AmSAT News issue no. 80 (Summer 2009), p. AGM18–AGM24.
[56] ‘Dart, then (1967) and now (2010)’ by Joan Murray in AmSAT News issue no. 83 (Summer 2010), pp. AGM17–AGM24.
[57] ‘“Lighten Up!’ by Robert Britton in AmSAT News issue no. 86 (Summer 2011), pp. 25–30.
[58] ‘The living memory’ by Pamela Blanc (2012) in AmSAT Journal issue no. 2 (Fall 2012, pp. 36–45.
[59] ‘What do we mean by the head in the Alexander Technique?’ by Galen Cranz in AmSAT Journal issue no. 4 (Fall 2013), pp. 52–57.
[60] ‘Expect the unexpected’ by John A. Baron in AmSAT Journal issue no. 6 (Fall 2014), pp. 64-70.
[61] ‘Confusion, courage, clarity’ by Sumi Komo in AmSAT Journal issue no. 8 (Fall 2015), pp. 46-49.
[62] ‘The Alexander Technique: On the brink of extinction and posied to break through to the mainstream’ by N. Brooke Lieb in AmSAT Journal issue no. 10 (Fall 2016), pp. 44–50.
[63] ‘Penetrating into the essence’ by Giora Pinkas in AmSAT Journal issue no. 12 (Fall 2017), pp. 59–63.
[64] ‘Moving and growing into freedom’ by Frances Marsden in AmSAT Journal issue no. 14 (Fall 2018), pp. 28–33.
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