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Peggy Williams

Peggy Williams (1916-2003), British teacher of the Alexander Technique.

Life

Peggy Williams, born Goldstone, in Manchester. In 1938 she married Louis Nixon and moved to London. She started having lessons with F. M. Alexander and started his teachers’ training course in September 1947. She graduated in February 1955, and she stayed on to assist on the training course, assisting other teachers after Alexander’s death in October 1955. She continued to assist Walter Carrington when the training course moved to 18 Lansdowne Road in 1960 and it continued as the Constructive Teaching Centre. She married Rex Williams about 1960. By 1980 she was only teaching individually at her home in London.[1]

Writings

Peggy Williams did not write herself, but there are two interviews with her.

  • ‘An interview with Peggy Williams’ by Glen Park.[2]
  • Unsmudged – An Encounter with Peggy Williams by Nanette Walsh.[3]

An excerpt from this book was published as ‘Peggy Williams in her own words’ by Nanette Walsh in 2004.[4]

Obituaries

  • ‘Peggy Williams’ by Nanette Walsh.[5]
  • ‘Peggy Williams’ by Nanette Walsh.[6]
  • ‘I simply put my hands on’ by Phyllis G. Richmond.[7]
  • ‘Doing each other so much good’ by Naomi Shragai.[8]
  • ‘High point’ by Jean Clark.[9]
  • ‘Going up’ by Ken Thompson.[10]

Memories

  • ‘Peggy Williams’ An interview with Elisabeth Walker by Glen Park about Peggy Williams.[11]
  • ‘A priceless lesson’ by Elizabeth Langford.[12]
  • ‘A wonderful spirit’ by Reinaldo Renzo.[13]

Peggy Williams (née Goldstone) *14 September 1916 – †15 November 2003

References

[1] ‘Peggy Williams’ by Nanette Walsh in STATNews January 2004, vol. 6, no. 12 (STAT, 2004) pp. 12-13.
[2] ‘An interview with Peggy Williams’ by Glen Park, booklet (Glen Park, 1982).
[3] Unsmudged – An Encounter with Peggy Williams, A First Generation Teacher of the Alexander Technique by Nannette Walsh (Author, 2018).
[4] ‘Peggy Williams in her own words’ by Nanette Walsh, AmSAT News issue no. 63, Spring 2004 (AmSAT, 2004), pp. 18–19, 23.
[5] ‘Peggy Williams’ by Nanette Walsh in AmSAT News issue no. 63, Spring 2004, pp. 16, 22.
[6] ‘Peggy Williams’ by Nanette Walsh in STATNews January 2004, vol. 6, no. 12 (STAT, 2004) pp. 12-13.
[7] ‘I simply put my hands on’ by Phyllis G. Richmond in AmSAT News issue no. 63, Spring 2004, p. 17.
[8] ‘Doing each other so much good’ by Naomi Shragai in STATNews January 2004, vol. 6, no. 12 (STAT, 2004) pp. 13-14.
[9] ‘High point’ by Jean Clark in STATNews January 2004, vol. 6, no. 12 (STAT, 2004) p. 14.
[10] ‘Going up’ by Ken Thompson in STATNews January 2004, vol. 6, no. 12 (STAT, 2004) p. 14.
[11] ‘Peggy Williams’ An interview with Elisabeth Walker by Glen Park about Peggy Williams in STATNews vol. 6, no. 13 edited by Ann James (STAT, May 2004), pp. 16–17.
[12] ‘A priceless lesson’ by Elizabeth Langford in STATNews vol. 6, no. 13 edited by Ann James (STAT, May 2004), pp. 17–18.
[13] ‘A wonderful spirit’ by Reinaldo Renzo in STATNews vol. 6, no. 13 edited by Ann James (STAT, May 2004), p. 18.