Beryl Kingston


Beryl was born in 1931 in Tooting. Went to King’s College London, to read English. She has enjoyed two careers in her life – as a teacher from 1952 to 1985 and as a published writer from 1980 to date.


Beryl has always been a political animal, taking part in street demonstrations, walking from Aldermaston to London, involved in the 1945 election despite the fact that she was only fourteen and taking to the streets again, along with a million others, to protest against the Iraq war at the age of 72.

You can learn more about Beryl’s literary works and achievements here

And as a last and rather lighter touch, she was a beauty queen in 1947. It wasn’t all protests!