Blog: Obituaries

Eric Rayner obituary by Jennifer Johns

My friend and colleague Eric Rayner, who has died aged 90, was a psychoanalyst, writer and teacher of remarkable empathy and independence.

As chair of the British Psychoanalytical Society’s board and council (1981-84), Eric was a driving force in ensuring that psychoanalysis should extend beyond London and was instrumental in setting up successful training courses away from the capital.


Obituary: John Forrester

It is with great regret that we learnt  of the death of Professor John Forrester, a distinguished Associate of our Society, on Tuesday 24th November.  He made an extensive contribution to the study of the history of psychoanalysis and was a great friend to our Society.

Professor Forrester’s close colleague, Simon Schaffer, has written a moving obituary, which is available on the University of Cambridge’s website: