Alfred Adler: talk and discussion

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Alfred Adler: talk and discussion

  • Tue 19 Apr 2011
  • 6:00PM

To mark the return from Edinburgh to Vienna of the ashes of Alfred Adler, former former colleague of Sigmund Freud and founder of the Society for Individual Psychology the Rt Hon George Grubb, Lord Provost, and the Council of the City of Edinburgh and John Clifford, Honorary Consul of Austria for Scotland have organised a talk and discussion to mark the return of Adler's ashes from Edinburgh to Vienna.

Introductions by Margot Matschiner-Zollner, training psychoanalyst and President of the Austrian Society for Individual Psychology and Professor Willfried Datler, University of Vienna, training psychoanalyst of the Austrian Society for Individual Psychology.

in discussion with Dr John Shemilt, psychoanalyst, Scottish Institute of Human Relations and the British Psychoanalytical Society

The discussion will be followed by a Civic Reception in the European Room.

The ashes of Alfred Adler were found by John Clifford, Honorary Consul of Austria for Scotland, after a painstaking search of records.  When Mr Clifford discovered the ashes had never left Scotland arrangements were made to return the casket to Vienna and re-inter them in a grave of honour in the city's Central Cemetery.

The discover has prompted a civic reception in the City Chambers, where Adler's ashes will be ceremoniously handed back to his native country.

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City Chambers Edinburgh

High Street
Edinburgh EH1 1YJ