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Lady Katharine Tait

Bertrand Russell with his children, John and Katharine (Kate).

Lady Katharine Jane Tait (née Russell; born 29 December 1923) is a British author and essayist. The daughter of Bertrand Russell and his second wife, Dora Black, she is a co-founder and Honorary Member of the Bertrand Russell Society. She has authored several essays about her father; as well as a book, My Father, Bertrand Russell, which was published in 1975.[1]

LifeEdit

Tait was initially educated at a progressive school operated by Bertrand Russell and his wife. After the closure of the school, Tait was educated at Dartington Hall.[2] During the summer holidays of 1939, Tait went to visit her father in America, where he was lecturing.[2] After the Second World War broke out she was unable to return to Britain.[2] Russell found the local Californian schools far too pro-capitalist for his liking, so sent Tait to the University of California when she was 15 years old.[2]

Tait later attended Radcliffe College.[3] She did well, and acquired work as a teacher upon graduation.[4]

WorksEdit

  • Tait, Katharine. My Father, Bertrand Russell. ISBN 978-1-85506-390-7.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "My Father, Bertrand Russell". National Library of Australia. Retrieved 28 May 2010.
  2. ^ a b c d Russell, Bertrand (1969). Autobiography of Bertrand Russell (1914 - 1944). New York: Bantam Books. p. 317.
  3. ^ Russell, Bertrand (1969). Autobiography of Bertrand Russell (1914 - 1944). New York: Bantam Books. p. 325.
  4. ^ Russell, Bertrand (1969). Autobiography of Bertrand Russell (1914 - 1944). New York: Bantam Books. p. 327.