Timeline of Maurice Nicoll′s Life
Born a Scotsman at the Manse in Kelso, Scotland, 19th. July.
Father, William Robertson Nicoll, retires from the Free Church of Scotland Ministry.
Family moves to Bay Tree Lodge, Hampstead (an area of London, England).
Enters University College Preparatory School.
Death of Grandfather, Rev. Harry Nicoll.
Death of Mother.
Father′s marriage to Miss Catherine Pollard.
Enters Aldenham School, independent school near Aldenham, Hertfordshire.
Enters Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge.
B.A. Cantab (Cantab
rigia is Cambridge latinised) - 1st Class Honours
Enters St Bartholomew′s Hospital, London.
Father receives knighthood.
Qualifies in Medicine. Joint publication with his sister of Lord Richard in the Pantry
Studies Freudian and Jungian Psychology in Vienna and Zürich.
In practice in Golders Green, London. Partnership with Dr Crichton Miller.
Captain in the R.A.M.C. (Royal Army Medical Corps)
Works in Empire Hospital on shell shock. Publication of Dream Psychology
Marriage to Miss Catherine Champion Jones.
Father awarded C.H. (C
ompanion of H
onour, an order of the Commonwealth realms).
Asks Hermes to "illumine his darkness", birth of daughter Jane, meets Ouspensky.
Meets Gurdjieff. Gives up London practice - goes to live at Institute in Avon, France.
Death of Father.
Gurdjieff closes his Institute; Nicoll resumes practice in Harley Street, London.
Receives authority from Ouspensky to teach the System (the Work).
Retires from Harley Street practice.
Moves to The Knapp, Birdlip.
Writes weekly letters on Work ideas, resulting in publication of his Commentaries
Moves to Quaremead, Ugley. Catherine Nicoll has an operation.
Moves to Great Amwell House, Ware.
Death of Ouspensky.
Birth of granddaughter Isobel Salole. Dr. Nicoll feels he will not live much longer.
Private publication of 3 vol. of Commentaries on Teaching of Gurdjieff & Ouspensky
Publication of The New Man
Sudden, serious operation after cancer diagnosis.
Catherine Nicoll has an operation for breast cancer.
Publication of 3 vol. of Commentaries on the Teaching of Gurdjieff & Ouspensky
Publication of Living Time
Death August 30th. Catherine dies December 13th.
Posthumous publication of The Mark
by his daughter Jane Mounsey.