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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell (1872-1970), Philosopher and social reformer

Sitter associated with 113 portraits
Grandson of the Liberal Foreign Secretary and Prime Minister, Earl (Lord John) Russell, Bertrand made significant contributions to logic, epistemology and mathematics that established him as one of the foremost philosophers of the twentieth century. He published his first work, An Essay on the Foundations of Geometry (1897), at the age of 25. This was followed by The Principles of Mathematics (1903) and Principia Mathematica (1910-13). A pacifist during the First World War, he was imprisoned in 1918. Russell gave the first Reith lectures on radio in 1949. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1950, and became the first President of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) in 1958.

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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1954
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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1954
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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1954
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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell

by Unknown photographer, for Keystone Press Agency Ltd
vintage print, 1957
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Rally for nuclear disarmament in Trafalgar Square

by Robert Haswell, for Daily Express
vintage contact sheet, 20 September 1959
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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell

by Walter Bird
bromide print, 1960
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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell

by Walter Bird
vintage print, April 1960
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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell

by Unknown photographer, for The Times
vintage bromide fibre print, circa 1961
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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell

by Unknown photographer, for The Times
vintage bromide fibre print, circa 1961
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Anti-nuclear demonstrators

by Unknown photographer, for Planet News
vintage print, 18 February 1961
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Anti-nuclear demonstrators

by Burkett, for Daily Express
vintage contact sheet, 18 February 1961
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Anti-nuclear demonstrators

by Burkett, for Daily Express
vintage contact sheet, 18 February 1961
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