Schedule of Russell Forum

The Rochester Russell Forum meets at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at Writers and Books Literary Center, 740 University Ave., in Rochester, N.Y., to discuss issues and ideas.  All are welcome to hear our presentations and join our discussions.

Admission is free to members of Writers and Books, which charges a $3 fee to all others.

2016 Schedule

April 14.  Perette Barella on the Science, Politics and Economics of Energy.

May 12.  “Why I Am a Russellian”  An observance of Bertrand Russell’s birthday (May 18, 1872)

June 9.  Tim Madigan, president of the international Bertrand Russell Society , offers a sneak preview of the BRS annual meeting, coming to Rochester June 24-26.

July 14.  David White on Varieties of Logic and Experience According to Bernard Berenson, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Bertrand Russell and John Dewey.

August 11.  Richmond Dyes on Speaking of Bertrand Russell.

September 8.  Howard Blair on Russell’s Continuing Relevance for Logic, Science and Mathematics.

October 13.  “Who would Bertrand Russell vote for?”

November 10.  Phil Ebersole on What Is Neoliberalism?

December 8.  The Center for Inquiry in Amherst, NY, offers an opportunity to put your principles to work by joining other rationalists to work for positive change in society.  Members of the CFI will be welcomed on stage to answer questions and speak of their experiences with this pillar of free thought.   

Topics are subject to change.  Click on Russell Forum for its MeetUp page.