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.
Alan is an IT project management consultant in the London finance sector. As one of the founding members of this new trust, Alan is actively working on establishing its framework and governance to ensure that The Coleridge Trust is successful in achieving all of its stated objectives. Alan is a former Church warden of, and an active member at St Michael’s Church. He is also chair of the Kirima trust.
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.
Elspeth is an architect running a practice based in
Shoreditch. She has a long history of committee work including RIBA and ARB as
well as chairing and serving on a number of committees. She has been and
involved in education at a professional level as an external examiner at several
architectural schools, a course validator and a school governor. She was a past
chair of the Highgate Society and currently is a Trustee of Hampstead Garden
Suburb Trust and chair of their planning and policy committee.
Kevin Prosser is a QC specialising in tax. He lived for 15 years in 3 The Grove, Highgate where Samuel Taylor Coleridge was a resident (not at the same time) and owns a lock of Coleridge’s hair.
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, and he sees great potential for St Michael’s church in contributing towards this initiative.
Malcom 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, is chair of the fabric committee at St Michael’s church and a member of the PCC.
Sir Nicholas Coleridge
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.