Old covers of The Humanist and The Literary Guide magazines

From Bertrand Russell to Iris Murdoch, George Bernard Shaw to Amartya Sen - we're pleased to announce that New Humanist's print archive, going back to 1884, has now been digitised in full.

Published by the Rationalist Association, a charity devoted to reason and free thought that once had Russell, HG Wells and Einstein as members, the archive is an invaluable resource for students and researchers.

New Humanist has been published under one name or another since 1885 - and now, the entire archive is available digitally to university libraries via our partners Exact Editions. Digital features for universities include advanced search and browsing tools, bookmarking functionality, and sharing and citing facilities.

To get you started. We've picked out a few highlights, below, available to read for free for the next few weeks.

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