Founded in 1974, the Bertrand Russell Society seeks to foster a better understanding of the life, work, and writings of Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) and how his contributions relate to today's world.
The Society holds an annual meeting featuring scholarly and popular presentations about Russell and related subjects, a business meeting, a Red Hackle hour (in honor of Russell's favorite refreshment), a banquet and good fellowship. Held on a long weekend, from Friday night to Sunday afternoon, usually in June, most often in a university setting, annual meetings have taken place in wide variety of locations.
The Society publishes the Bertrand Russell Society Bulletin, which is free to all members. Interested persons are invited to submit papers to the editor, David Blitz (Blitz at mail dot ccsu dot edu). The Society also has a library that lends Russell-related books, papers and videos to members.
The BRS awards an annual student essay prize for the best new papers about Russell by undergraduates and graduate students, an annual BRS book award for the best new book on Russell, an annual BRS award to an individual or an organization whose work best furthers the interests and commitments of Bertrand Russell, and a service award for service to the Russell Society.
The BRS sponsors sessions of talks on Russell and early analytic philosophy more generally at the annual Eastern and Central Division meetings of the American Philosophical Association, often in conjunction with the History of Early Analytic Philosophy Society (HEAPS).
Finally, the BRS helps support Russell scholarship, for example, the scholarly journal Russell: The Journal of Bertrand Russell Studies, which all BRS members receive as part of their membership, and maintains these web pages to provide information on Russell and related subjects and to further our shared interests and values.