Bertrand Russell’s Letters from the Brixton Prison

Bertrand Russell was a philosopher, mathematician, and political activist. In his era, he rocked philosophy like a boss! He was also awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1950 “in recognition of his varied and significant writings in which he champions humanitarian ideals and freedom of thought.”

When Bertrand Russell was 89 years old, he led a British campaign against nuclear weapons. Then, he was sentenced to seven days imprisonment for refusing to keep the peace by the government. Also, Russell was prosecuted for an editorial he wrote and was sentenced to six months in Brixton prison in 1918.

Bertrand Russell wrote so many letters to different people during his imprisonment in Brixton Prison in 1918. Starting from May 2nd, 2018, the Bertrand Russell Research Centre has published all his letters exactly 100 years after each letter was written.

We have curated all Bertrand Russell’s letters from Broxton Prison for you. You can read the transcript of each letter by visiting the source.

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