Open main menu

Janet Daley (born 21 March 1944) is an American-born conservative journalist living and working in Britain, who is currently a columnist for The Sunday Telegraph.[1]

Janet Daley
Born (1944-03-21) March 21, 1944 (age 75)
Boston, US
EducationUniversity of California, Berkeley
OccupationJournalist
Notable credit(s)
The Daily Telegraph

Life and careerEdit

During the 1960s, Daley identified as a Marxist.[2] Daley studied philosophy as an undergraduate at University of California, Berkeley, moving to the UK in 1965. She taught philosophy at the Open University, the External Department of London University and the Royal College of Art. Between teaching she wrote art and literary criticism. She developed an interest in the philosophy of design and in 1982 published Design Creativity and Understanding Design Objectives for Design Studies (Vol. 3, No 3), where she suggested that, as part of the creative process, individual designers bring a set of schema to their design creation, including visual, verbal and value systems.[3]

During the 1980s she was a member of Hornsey Labour Party.[4]

Daley was a vocal opponent of legislative changes in the UK during the 1990s that would have equalised the age of consent for homosexuals to that of heterosexuals. Writing in The Times she described gay life as "aggressive freemasonry", and argued that homosexuality led to "childlessness, instability and mortal danger from Aids.”[5]

Daley is a visiting Professor at Buckingham University and a Research Fellow with the Centre for Policy Studies.

BibliographyEdit

  • All Good Men, Chatto and Windus, 1987[6]
  • Honourable Friends, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1989[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Janet Daley". The Telegraph. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Living with European socialism turned this Berkeley girl into a conservative". 2003.
  3. ^ "Philosophy of Engineering: Volume 1 of the proceedings of a series of seminars held at The Royal Academy of Engineering, 2010, ISBN 1-903496-38-1
  4. ^ Daley, Janet (3 February 2018). "The far Left's hounding of a council leader brings home bad memories". Retrieved 26 May 2019 – via www.telegraph.co.uk.
  5. ^ Faye, Shon (19 April 2018). "Today's anti-trans rhetoric looks a lot like old-school homophobia - Shon Faye". Retrieved 26 May 2019 – via www.theguardian.com.
  6. ^ a b [1] Archived July 23, 2011, at the Wayback Machine

External linksEdit