2022 Australian Chesterton Conference

2022 Australian Chesterton Conference

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$30 – $65

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Campion College

8-14 Austin Woodbury Place

Toongabbie, NSW 2146


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This one-day conference will address the theme of G.K. Chesterton as "The Great Detective"

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This one-day conference will explore "G.K. Chesterton - The Great Detective"

After the hiatus caused by COVID, an in-person Chesterton conference has been organised in 2022 – to take place on Saturday, October 22, at Campion College in Sydney.

Addressing the theme of “G.K. Chesterton – The Great Detective”, the presentations will explore various topics, including a comparison of Father Brown with other characters in detective fiction and movies, such as Sherlock Holmes and Inspector Clouseau (of Pink Panther fame), and a study of Chesterton and Dorothy Sayers as mystery writers.

Speakers will include John Young, Symeon Thompson, Richard Egan, and Karl Schmude. A special feature will be a screening of excerpts from the Australian-made movie of Chesterton’s play, Magic, together with a paper presented by the movie makers, Elvis and Heather Joseph.

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