The collection was recently moved to its new home in the library building of the Oxford Oratory at 25 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HA, but is still in the process of being unpacked and organized. Over the last few years the collection itself has been viewed by special arrangement with the Trustees (example). Funding is now needed to shelve and display the collection, so that it can be made accessible to scholars and pilgrims in the new location.
We are excited to be partners with the Oxford C.S. Lewis Society, the Charles Williams Society, and the Owen Barfield Estate in sponsoring the Journal of Inklings Studies from May 2013, a peer-reviewed academic journal on the Inklings and their intellectual and religious debts and legacies.
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INTERNATIONAL G.K. CHESTERTON CONFERENCE 2014
SANITY AND SANCTITY
Chesterton and His Message to Our Times
INCLUDING DALE AHLQUIST
Borlase Hall, St Teresa’s Parish Centre, Warwick Road, Beaconsfield
Entry and parking via Waitrose Car Park
Saturday 29 March 2014 – the 140th anniversary of Chesterton’s birth
Program runs from 09.15 to 17.00
Attendance by ticket
PRICES RANGE FROM £16.50 TO £10
Telephone enquiries: (01582) 575 314
or Francis Thompson Tel. (01494) 87 5151
Booking is recommended to avoid disappointment
Gilbert Chesterton was a popular man of letters, a journalist, a poet, an artist, a traveller, a novelist, a philosopher. But he died in 1936. Why is he still so important... perhaps increasingly so?
He was one of the best – and most amusing – writers and thinkers of the twentieth century, and one of the strongest defender of the ideas on which Western civilization is founded. (See "Larger than Life".)
The 2014 International Conference takes place at a time when many are discussing the possibility of Chesterton's canonization, which in turn raises the question of his relevance to our times and to the wider world.
*The Chesterton Library is dedicated to maintaining a study centre through which interest in GKC will be encouraged and scholarship promoted. More and more books are being written about this gentle English giant (most recently the magisterial Oxford University Press biography by Revd Ian Ker), and you can read more about him by following the links on the right. As for why dandelions...