Lund Fund

Helping deliver creative learning opportunities to all young people regardless of background​

David Lund was an outstanding English teacher at University College School between 1967 and 1996. He was passionate about teaching, literature, jazz music, and creativity in all its forms. David left a huge mark on every student he ever taught and on the wider community.

Through his commitment to nurturing every student, David guided thousands of young people successfully through their English language, literature studies and musical passions. 

In spite of a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease in 1985, David became head of the English department and established an ethos of joyful learning before retiring in 1996.  David passed away in 2010. The Lund Family generously bequeathed the residue of their estate to charities whose mission was to support the creative development of young people.  

Do you have a memory of David Lund you would like to share? Were you one of the lucky ones to have had the pleasure to know him? We want to hear your testimonial. Follow these simple instructions and become part of the journey into the memory of Lund.

A remarkable connection with Eastside

Eastside’s CEO/Artistic Director is an old boy and former Head boy (1988) of UCS. Matt recently returned to UCS to tell Headteacher, Mark Beard, the surprising story of a gift in a will from former UCS teacher David Lund’s family. Matt immediately recognised the Lund family name when he received the letter and contacted the solicitors to confirm the connection with his old school. Having discussed with friends, family and Old Gowers, Matt decided that the best way to honour his former English teacher’s memory and his wonderful generosity would be to establish the Lund Fund in order to establish long-lasting legacies and programmes of creative learning opportunities reaching the most underserved schools across London and beyond for the long term future.

The Lund Fund will enable Eastside to reach thousands of young people, year after year, with life-changing creative learning experiences at a time when funding for the arts and culture in mainstream education is seriously reduced. This fund will ensure that the Lund family’s posthumous gift is sustained and developed in perpetuity.

Eastside benefited from a donation of £10,000 from the Lund family with which this fund has been established. Our goal is to convert this initial gift into £1million to build a long-lasting legacy which helps transform the educational experiences of many young people for years to come.

Help us to make £1 million and say thanks a million to Dave Lund with your very own personal testimonial. 

April Foolery - An Evening of Comedy and Music

Eastside and University College School present to you an evening of comedy and music in memory of David Lund to raise money for a fantastic cause.

Drinks Reception: 6.30 PM at University College School, Frognal Campus 

Show Starts: 7.30 PM

MC: HUGH DENNIS (former UCS Headboy)

Headlining: SIMON BRODKIN (former UCS student – not Headboy)

We cannot wait to welcome you to the first of many April Fooleries – Buy your ticket to donate to a great cause whilst enjoying the memory of David Lund in the heart of his school. If you cannot attend why not donate anyway.