Ardener, Edwin William
- Hilary Callan
Ardener, Edwin William (1927–1987), social anthropologist and university teacher, was born on 21 September 1927 at 401 Hornsey Road, Islington, London, the son of Edwin Alfred Ardener, a house-painter, and his wife, Isabella Mina, née Easton. His early interests, dating from his schooldays, lay in philology, archaeology, Egyptology, and comparative religion—interests which led him to social anthropology. In 1945 he entered the ...