COMPANION

Events post-1955

Beaumont vs. Goldie

This 1960 court case revolved around the right of teachers of the Alexander Technique who were no longer teaching at Ashley Place to use the name ‘Alexander Technique’. In July 1958 the plaintiffs Beaumont Alexander, Ivy Lilian Ada Johnson, John Graham Vicary, and Practitioners of the F. M. Alexander Technique Ltd. issued a writ against Ellen Avery Margaret Goldie, Janet Irene Stewart, Walter Hadrian Marshall Carrington, John Skinner and The Use of the Self Ltd. (the defendants) Background When F. M. Alexander died in October 1955, the teachers who worked at his...
The ‘Nobel Prize episode’ refers to an exchange of letters in New Scientist and Science 1974–75, in response to Nikolaas Tinbergen’s 1973 Nobel Prize lecture. New Scientist correspondence The American journalist and author Edward Maisel contacted New Scientist complaining about Tinbergen’s representation of the Alexander Technique in his Nobel Prize lecture. The outcome was an article, ‘Did Nobelist go too far in advocating Alexander Technique’ by Roger Lewin.[1] Lewin is communicating Maisel’s objections, primarily that, contrary to the...