In the aftermath of the Second World War, philosopher and peace activist Betrand Russell was growing concerned about the proliferation of nuclear weapons. This  exhibit traces his anti-nuclear stance in the post-war era from his pivotal BBC broadcast ‘Man’s Peril’, to his collaboration with Albert Einstein in issuing their joint manifesto, and his efforts to bring together scientists from both sides of the Iron Curtain to establish the Pugwash Conference for peace. As we witness another war and renewed threats of nuclear weapons, it is encouraging to remember the successes of past peace activists.

While several sources were consulted for this exhibit, a special acknowledgement is made to volumes 28 and 29 of The Collected Papers of Bertrand Russell, edited by Dr. Andrew Bone, Bertrand Russell Research Centre.