Terence Gleed Richards

I joined the Club more than 50 years ago and have served as its Chairman, as a Director of National Liberal Club Ltd, Trustee and Chairman of Club Trustees, as well as chairing the Membership Committee.

I was a Liberal Parliamentary Candidate in 1974 and 1979. My interests include travel, opera, music and the arts, politics and gardening. (Terence joined the Club in 1967 and was Chair between 1991-93)

Valerie Williams

Having started my working life with BP in London, I then moved to NATO in Paris before going to work in the United States. Upon my return to this country, I joined the European Commission’s office in London and am now a retired European Commission official.

A life-long Liberal/Liberal Democrat, I was active in the constituency of St Marylebone, as Chairman, agent and Council candidate. I now live in a constituency – Kingston and Surbiton – with a Liberal Democrat MP, where I help with the work.

I have been a member of the Club for more than 20 years and served on the General Committee and the Membership Committee, of which I am a former Chairman. (Valerie joined the Club in 1997)

Angela Style

Originally from Sussex, I finished my education at the Lycée Français de Londres and became a secretary working initially in PR, then for the BBC and for CBS. Moving to Worcestershire with my family, I became a councillor and eventually the WRVS County Organiser… running ‘Meals on Wheels’ for the whole of Hereford & Worcester.

I helped initiate a victim support scheme which was adopted nationally. After my husband died, I qualified as a probation officer, and became a councillor for Barnes — helping create a 100 acre Wetlands with advice from Sir Peter Scott. In the NLC, I chaired the General Purposes Committee, launching the first Chinese New Year celebration and then Diwali. I now chair the Wednesday Lunch Circle. (Angela joined the Club in 2000)

Michael Pickersgill

Vice-President Joined Club 1996 Chairman 2013–2016 I am a retired Secondary Head Teacher and a senior management consultant. I was also a Director of the Centre for the Study of Comprehensive Schools.

A former Chairman of the Club, I have also served on the General Committee (Vice-Chairman), General Purposes Committee (Chairman) and the Wine Committee (Vice-Chairman). A Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and one-time member on the Speaker’s Commission on Citizenship, I also served on the Metropolitan Police Working Party on Schools Involvement.

A member of the Liberal Democrat Party and a former candidate in local elections, I am also a writer for my local party during election time. (Michael joined the Club in 2011 and was elected to Gen Cttee in 2014)

Michael Meadowcroft

Served as the Club’s Librarian and its Archivist, and also sat on the Wine Committee for many years. After joining the Liberal party in 1958, I held various party positions and was elected to Leeds City Council in the first Liberal success in the city for 30 years.

Was elected as the Liberal Member of Parliament for Leeds West from 1983 – 1987, and is an Honorary Alderman of the City of Leeds. Over some 25 years, I have led or been a member of more than 50 electoral assistance missions – providing advice and practical assistance to 35 new and emerging democracies on four continents.

In recent years, my traditional jazz band has provided the music for the Club’s summer party. I write and lecture on Leeds political history – and contribute articles and obituaries for the Club magazine. (Micheal joined the Club in 1962 and rejoined in 1983).

The Revd Paul Hunt MA

I joined the Liberal Party in 1974 and the Club in the 1990s. I was first elected to the General Committee in 2000 and served as Club Chair and then Chair of National Liberal Club Ltd.

Ordained in 1992, my clerical posts included chaplaincies at Mill Hill School and Emanuel School, and I also served as a Priest-in-Ordinary to HM the Queen, taking services at the Chapels Royal. I was recently coaxed out of retirement to become priest-in-charge of Hastings Old Town. (The Revd Hunt join the Club in 1992 and was Chair between 2007–2010)

Janet Berridge

Birmingham-born, I’m a committed European now living in Berlin and working with my husband, Michael, as a freelance translator to the music business. A General Committee member from 2007 – 2019, I also served on the General Purposes and Membership Committees, and initiated the Literary and German Circles. I introduced the first German reciprocal clubs, supported participation in “Open House weekend”, hosted LibDem receptions at the Club, and championed many recently-established NLC Forums.

I was a prison visitor, Witness Service volunteer – supporting witnesses at court, and a charity worker in Canterbury. I was active in LibDem politics – first in Canterbury from 2000, then in Bromley until 2018 – and am now an active member of the (reciprocal) International Club, Berlin. My interests: music, literature, handcrafts, swimming. (Janet joined the Club in 2004 and was Chair between 2016–2018).