Sunday August 18, 2019

the lund fund

an exciting new fund established to deliver Creative Learning Opportunities for young people living in the most underprivileged areas


about david lund

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 and literature studies. Read a tribute from Giles Slaughter, Headteacher of UCS 1983-1996, here.


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.  


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


Learn more about David Lund and the fund here.


















David Lund with the late Peter Cook in the UCS theatre














David Lund with HM The Queen on her visit to UCS in 1980