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Founded in 1974, the Bertrand Russell Society seeks to foster a better understanding of the life, work, and writings of Bertrand Russell and how his contributions relate to today's world. The motto, "The good life is inspired by love and guided by knowledge", comes from Russell's short book, What I Believe (1925), and is repeated in An Outline of Philosophy (1927). The Bertrand Russell Society maintains an active existence, conferring annually in the United States and sometimes in Canada, making annual awards for outstanding scholarship in Russell studies, and publishing the BRS Bulletin. Formerly it published The BRS Quarterly and now The Bertrand Russell Society Bulletin, edited by Michael Berumen. The BRS Library is maintained by Tom Stanley. Its large collection of audio and video recordings is available to members only.

The Bertrand Russell Society will meet again at McMaster in June 2018. This will be the eighth time McMaster has hosted the BRS.

The 2010 meeting was held at McMaster, 21–23 May, in conjunction with the  "PM@100" conference to mark the centenary of Principia Mathematica. The 2005 meeting was held at McMaster, 13–15 May, in conjunction with the "Russell vs. Meinong" conference to mark the centenary of "On Denoting".

On 25–27 May 2001, the Bertrand Russell Society held its 28th Annual Meeting, for the 5th time at McMaster University. This time the host was the Bertrand Russell Research Centre. Non-members were welcome to register and attend. There was a special meeting rate for students, and a special membership rate for students. Previous meetings at McMaster were held in 1978, 1981, 1983 and 1990.


 
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