Malcolm Pines (1925-2021)

Caros Associados,
Lamentamos ter de vos informar da morte do Dr. Malcolm Pines, colega de grupo e de formação do Prof. Eduardo Luís Cortesão.

Enviamo-vos um pequeno texto elaborado por um membro senior da Group Analytic Society international e do Institute of Grpup Analysis de Londres.

Pela Direcção,
Isaura Manso Neto

On the death of Malcolm Pines
Thank you, Robi, for reporting to the Forum yesterday, on Malcolm Pines’s recent death.  It has been touching to see the memories, associations and photographs that people are sharing now.  Malcolm’s family has asked me to provide the following announcement about his passing:
Malcom had his 96th birthday in April this year but could not celebrate as he was hospitalised with double pneumonia and spent weeks in treatment at St. George’s Hospital.  He was discharged to spend his final weeks at his home in Putney and he died peacefully in the care of his family and others who loved him, late on Saturday night 3rd July.  Malcolm’s death marks the loss of the last of the IGA’s Founder Members and the last of our association who was in active collaboration with Foulkes.  Malcolm is survived by his three children, Jonathon, Rosamond and Simeon, four grandchildren, twelve surviving nieces and nephews, their offspring, a large extended family, many friends around the world and several families of professionals in the field.  

Training institutes called ‘Institute of Group Analysis’, all carry the name he devised and in doing so they honour the training he helped to initiate.  His many contributions to the Group Analytic Society International include the establishment of the annual Foulkes Lecture; the Symposium that takes place every three years; the journal Group Analysis  that he took on following Harold Behr as editor, after Foulkes himself; and his role as General Editor of the International Library of Group Analysis published first by Routledge and then by Jessica Kingsley Press.  His devotion to group analysis was profound and tireless and the record already furnished by those from around the world who are now sharing memories and photographs will go on for a long time.  As many here remember, he had an earlier birthday celebrated on the Forum, for which David Glynn organised a gathering and a celebration.  And, as others here recall, his contributions were marked by qualities of wisdom, humanity and a gift for friendship.
Malcolm’s papers and some of his book collection are now housed by and available to researchers at the Wellcome Foundation; and his Selected Papers in Psychoanalysis and Group Analysis, will be published by Routledge later in the year.

There will be an occasion to celebrate his life that will be held at his home in the coming weeks and in the autumn there will be a larger gathering – if it is safe enough – that will also go online, to celebrate his life with the professional community that, down the years, he played such a vital role in establishing and shaping.

Messages of condolence can be sent to his family via his daughter Rosamond Pines at this email address:
I send best wishes to members of the Society and others on a sad occasion which, whilst anticipated, marks a great loss and a turning point.

John Schlapobersky


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