The Lund Fund

A love of Laughter

Alongside jazz, David Lund also produced comedy gigs at the University College School theatre. Barry Cryer, Peter Cook, Frankie Howerd, and Victoria Wood were among those to perform, and, for several years, the Cambridge Footlights sketch group – for whom David had been a musical director in 1967 – would visit UCS to preview their summer revue. UCS pupils saw the legendary 1981 Footlights line-up featuring Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, and that duo would return to try out sketches for the first series of their BBC show, A Bit of Fry and Laurie.


Top: Stephen Fry 
Above: Frankie Howerd
Left: Peter Cook with David Lund 
Below:  Hugh Dennis with Steve Punt, Maureen Lipman, and Barry Cryer

Contact  if you know who is in the image with Dave Lund bottom left. 

Help us tell the story of david's life

Do you also have fond memories of David or your time at UCS? Send us photos, videos, written pieces, music, etc.

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Thank you for creating a memory/testimonial of David Lund on the Lund Fund Webpage ( ) – this will help keep David’s memory alive and benefit thousands of young people as we raise much needed funding to enrich their lives through art and culture. 

  1. Set up a Zoom meeting on your computer ensuring the video and audio are switched on (alternatively you can record a short film on your smartphone but make sure to film in landscape, with your phone on its side to get the right format)
  2. Press record and leave your own testimonial, sharing your personal memories of David Lund (please take your time, using the prompt questions below especially answering questions 1 and 2, and don’t worry if you make mistakes – we will be able to edit the films if need be)
  3. Email the film files to and we will upload the films onto our web pages. If you’d rather email a written testimonial that’s fine too. 

Prompt Questions 

  1. What is your name?
  2. What years were you at UCS / How did you know Dave Lund if you are not a former student?
  3. What do you remember of David Lund?
  4. Did he have any influence on your life? If so how?
  5. Do you have one or two treasured memories or anecdotes you would like to share? Do you have anything you would like to say about the Lund Fund?

Thank you so much for your support.

Matt Lane

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