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Chesterton as a Journalist

The G. K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture at Seton Hall University (US), has the pleasure of announcing the 2012 Conference in London on the theme of “Chesterton @ the Daily News.” The conference is co-sponsored by the Center for Catholic Studies at Seton Hall University.

The conference will focus on Chesterton’s years at the Daily News, from 1901–1913. Dr. Julia Stapleton, the keynote speaker, has published a critical edition that includes all his contributions to the newspaper including some that have never been republished since their initial appearance. As well as a regular columnist from 1903, Chesterton was a book reviewer throughout these years at the paper and wrote many “letters to the editor,” too. During his time at the Daily News, Chesterton was engaged in most of the key debates of the time, on such subjects as education, eugenics, secularism, criminal justice, social reform, imperialism, temperance reform, women’s suffrage and Britain’s foreign alliances.

Other speakers include: Fr. Ian Boyd, C.S.B., Dr. John Coates, Dr. Sheridan Gilley, Dr. William Oddie and Dr. Dermot Quinn.

The conferences will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2012 from 2-7 p.m. at the Oxford and Cambridge Club (71 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5HD).

The conference is free and open to the public.
For more information and to register please contact:

The G. K. Chesterton Institute, a not-for profit educational organization incorporated in the United States, Canada and Great Britain, is located at Seton Hall University, South Orange, N.J. Its purpose is to promote the thought of G. K. Chesterton and his circle and more broadly, to explore the application of Chestertonian ideas in the contemporary world. The Institute’s work consists of conferences, lecture series, research and writing. The Chesterton Review, founded in 1974, has been widely praised both for its scholarship and for the quality of its writing. Edited by Father Ian Boyd, C. S. B., it includes a wide range of articles not only on Chesterton himself, but on the issues close to his heart in the work of other writers and in the modern world. It has devoted special issues to C. S. Lewis, George Bernanos, Hilaire Belloc, Maurice Baring, Christopher Dawson, Cardinal Manning, the Modernist Crisis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Fantasy Literature, and a Special Polish Issue. The Chesterton Review also publishes one annual issue in Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese. For information about the Institute or The Chesterton Review please contact

For over 150 years, Seton Hall University has been a catalyst for leadership, developing the whole student, mind, heart and spirit. Seton Hall combines the resources of a large university with the personal attention of a small liberal arts college. Its attractive suburban campus is only 14 miles by train, bus or car to New York City, with the wealth of employment, internship, cultural and entertainment opportunities the city offers. Seton Hall is a Catholic university that embraces students of all races and religions, challenging each to better the world through integrity, compassion and a commitment to serving others.
Founded at Seton Hall University in 1997 and directed by Rev. Msgr. Richard M. Liddy, PhD, the Center for Catholic Studies is dedicated to fostering a dialogue between the Catholic intellectual tradition and all areas of study and contemporary culture, through scholarly research and publications and ongoing programs for faculty, students, and the general public. The Center co-developed the present University Core Curriculum and originated the undergraduate degree program in Catholic Studies, which in 2012 became the Department of Catholic Studies. The Center supports the Department with student scholarship aid and an ongoing program of co-curricular activities. Focusing on the central role of faculty, the Center sponsors regular Faculty Development programs, both internal and national. A focus of international scholarship, the Center is the home of the G.K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture, as well as the Bernard J. Lonergan Institute. In addition, the Micah Institute for Business and Economics communicates Catholic Social Teaching and ethics to business education at Seton Hall and the wider business community. The Center also publishes the prestigious Chesterton Review, The Lonergan Review, and Arcadia, a student journal. As of Fall 2012, The Newman Association of America will be housed under the auspices of the Center for Catholic Studies.

For more information please contact:
Chesterton Institute
(973) 275-243


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