John Padel

John Hunter Padel (1913-1999) was a British psychoanalyst and classicist.

He was born in Carlisle, where his father was headmaster of the grammar school. He was named after his ancestor, the surgeon John Hunter. He gained a scholarship to Queen's College, Oxford.

He married Hilda Horatio Barlow, daughter of Sir Alan Barlow and Nora Darwin, in 1944. She was a great-granddaughter of Charles Darwin. They had five children:

* Ruth Padel (born 1946), the poet
* Oliver James Padel (born 1948), mediaeval Cornish and Welsh historian
* Nicola Mary Padel (born 1951)
* Felix John Padel (born 1955)
* Adam Frederick Padel (born 1958), histopathologist

External links

* [http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/routledg/rpps/2000/00000014/00000001/art00009;jsessionid=s5ejpzd6demu.alice Obituary Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Volume 14, Number 1, 2000, pp. 81-82(2)] by Jane Temperley


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