Obituary: John Berridge

President of Birkbeck Students' Union, alumnus and politician

John Berridge was an active student politician after enrolling at Birkbeck to study Logic, English and Philosophy. He was elected President of Birkbeck Students' Union, the London University Union and Vice-President of the National Union of University Students.

Berridge reached the height of his political influence in the late 1960s when, while working as a politics lecturer at Dundee University, the then Prime Minister, Ted Heath, commissioned Berridge to create a policy for Scottish devolution.