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NEW: Sheila Turcon's "The Homes of Bertrand Russell"

We are delighted to see that one of our Society's directors, Sheila Turcon (Bertrand Russell Research Centre, McMaster University), has turned her scholarship on the homes of Bertrand Russell into an online resource! Over his 97 years, Russell lived in roughly 20 residences, and we are glad to see that information we have about these … Continue reading NEW: Sheila Turcon's "The Homes of Bertrand Russell"

Call for Papers: 2020 Meeting – Bertrand Russell Society

The Bertrand Russell Society (BRS), an international organization dedicated to the life, thought, and legacy of Bertrand Russell, will hold its annual meeting at the Central Connecticut State University, from Friday, June 19 to Sunday, June 21, 2020. Those interested in presenting a paper at the BRS Annual Meeting should submit the paper title and … Continue reading Call for Papers: 2020 Meeting – Bertrand Russell Society

Today: 50 years since Russell's death

50 years ago today, at 97 years of age, Bertrand Arthur William Russell died. The Bertrand Russell Society wishes to take this occasion to mark and celebrate his legacy. Russell was a Nobel Laureate, a peace activist strongly opposed to nuclear armaments and the Vietnam War, and deeply concerned with the plight of humankind. As … Continue reading Today: 50 years since Russell's death

Elizabeth Ramsden Eames (1921-2019)

We are saddened to report that one of our esteemed Bertrand Russell Society Honorary Members, Professor Elizabeth Ramsden Eames, has passed away this year. Professor Eames will be sorely missed: she contributed a great deal to Russell scholarship (e.g., her sole-authored books Bertrand Russell's Theory of Knowledge (1969) and Bertrand Russell's Dialogue with His Contemporaries … Continue reading Elizabeth Ramsden Eames (1921-2019)

Israeli Journalist Gideon Levy Presented with the 2019 Bertrand Russell Society Award

The society dedicated to the great British philosopher's life and work notes Levy's political courage over decades in defending the human rights of Palestinians Amherst, Massachusetts (June 21, 2019) — The Bertrand Russell Society today bestowed its annual Bertrand Russell Society Award on Israeli journalist Gideon Levy for his decades of defending the human rights … Continue reading Israeli Journalist Gideon Levy Presented with the 2019 Bertrand Russell Society Award