Kneale, Martha Hurst (1909– )
University fellow and tutor who wrote on psychical research.
Born at Skipton, Yorkshire, England, Kneale studied at Somerville
College, Oxford University (B.A., 1933). Following graduation
she became a Graham Kenan fellow at the University of
North Carolina (1933–34) and a graduate fellow at Bryn Mawr
College, Pennsylvania (1934–36). She received her master’s degree
at Oxford University (1936). Kneale became a tutor in
philosophy at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University. She had
a keen interest in parapsychology and wrote papers on philosophical
issues related to the discipline. She was a member of
the Society for Psychical Research, London.
Sources
Kneale, Martha Hurst. ‘‘Is Psychical Research Relevant to
Philosophy’’ Proceedings, Aristotelian Society. Supplementary
volume 24 (1950).
———. ‘‘Time and Psychical Research.’’ Proceedings of Four
Conferences of Parapsychological Studies (1957).
Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology.
New York Helix Press, 1964.