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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 ...


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Wedgwood, Camilla Hildegarde (1901–1955), anthropologist and lecturer, was born on 25 March 1901 at Harracles, Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, the fifth of seven children of Josiah Clement Wedgwood, later first Baron Wedgwood (1872–1943), politician, and his first wife, Ethel Kate (1870–1952), daughter of ...