Sir Paul Coleridge


Sir Paul Coleridge was a barrister/QC practising in Family Law for thirty years. In 2000 he was made a High Court judge where he remained until 2014. He is currently an independent private arbitrator and also chairman of Marriage Foundation a charity he launched in 2012. Sir Paul is the great x5 nephew of Samuel Taylor Coleridge and an STC nut who is fascinated by his troubled life, his poetry and his writing of all kinds.





Richard is the poet’s four-times great grandson and also honorary secretary of The Coleridge Memorial Trust (CMT) based in Ottery St Mary, Devon, which was responsible for commissioning, erecting and unveiling a life-sized statue of STC close to where he was born in Ottery St Mary, Devon in October 2022. Richard served with the Metropolitan Police Service for 30 years, having taken on a number of specialist roles. During his service in 2014, he established a WW1 memorial at Forest Gate Police station in memory of the local police officers who fought and lost their lives. The memorial was unveiled as part of the 100th anniversary of WW1, and Richard received an acknowledgment from HM Queen Elizabeth II.



Drew’s career was in journalism and public relations, editing health and social care magazines and providing media and policy advice to social care organisations. He has authored and edited several books on social care management and social policy. He is a devotee of Coleridge and Wordsworth and a keen reader of all their works and works about them.






Charles is a Chartered Accountant who trained with Grant Thornton in audit, where he worked with small and medium enterprises, charities, and other not-for-profits. After qualifying, Charles moved into industry, working in the Hospitality sector. Originally from the United States, Charles has lived in the UK for 15 years. He has also lived in Germany and Russia. Charles has an interest in the Romantic Movement as a response to the Enlightenment and its values.

Malcolm McGregor

Malcolm is an accredited RIBA Specialist Conservation Architect with extensive experience working on cultural and commercial projects in the heritage sector, including the Black Cultural Archives, Fort Nelson, the V&A, Floral Street redevelopment at Covent Garden, St Cross Building for Oxford University, Poplar Baths and the Pitt Rivers Research Centre. He is also a member of the RIBA Conservation Accreditation Panel.

Kevin Prosser

Kevin is a King’s Counsel specialising in tax. He lived for 15 years in 3 The Grove, where Samuel Taylor Coleridge was a resident (not at the same time) and owns a lock of Coleridge’s hair.

Kunle Ayodeji

Kunle is the vicar of St Michael’s Church. He is also on the board of trustees at St Michael’s School. Kunle is continuously looking at partnerships to extend outreach for the church, particularly in the local community.


Alan’s career was in IT Procurement. He is a founding member of the trust, and its first-ever chair. He continues to play a major operational role.


Sir Nicholas Coleridge CBE

Sir Nicholas is Chairman of the Victoria and Albert Museum, Chairman of the Prince of Wales Campaign for Wool and Chairman of the Gilbert Trust for the Arts. He is an ambassador for the Landmark Trust and a patron of the Elephant Family.

Sir Stuart Etherington

Sir Stuart is a British charity executive and former social worker. From 1994 to 2020, he was chief executive of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations. He was previously the chief executive of the Royal National Institute for Deaf People.


Richard is a British author and academic best known for his biographical studies of major figures of British and French Romanticism.