|Born||March 21, 1944|
|Education||University of California, Berkeley|
|Notable credit(s)||The Daily Telegraph|
Life and career
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.
She began writing full-time in 1987, contributing articles to The Times, The Independent, The Sunday Telegraph and The Spectator. She formally joined The Independent as a columnist in 1989, remaining there until joining The Daily Telegraph in 1996. She now writes a weekly political blog for the newspaper.
Her television credits include appearances on Question Time, Breakfast with Frost, Answer the Question and The Adam Boulton Programme on Sky News. She is a regular on Dateline London and was the sparring partner of David Aaronovitch on BBC News 24's Head to Head. She has also appeared on Channel Five.
Janet Daley is known for her commentary in the fields of the media, American politics, social behaviour, welfare, the NHS, education, immigration and the criminal judicial system.
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.”
- "Birthdays", The Daily Telegraph, p. 43, 21 March 2014
- Biography from The Daily Telegraph
- "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
-  Archived July 23, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.