It is with great sadness that I share the news of the passing of David Goldstone CBE (LLB 1952) on 21 October 2020.
David was passionate about LSE and was made an Honorary Fellow in 1995 in recognition of his devoted service to the School – which included founding the Emeritus Governors.
A proud Welshman from humble beginnings, David left home for the first time in 1949 to undertake his Law degree at LSE. As a student he lived in Passfield Hall, and it was this lived student experience, and later his successful career in property development that facilitated the School setting up further halls of residence. David continued his relationship with the School throughout his lifetime, serving as a governor and supporting the School philanthropically. He found great enjoyment in his later years engaged in the work of the Law department, where he went on to support the student Mooting Programme, which sees students engage in competitive legal arguments in front of a mock court.
In 2018 David was interviewed for Ratio (page 52) where he gives a lovely account of his journey through life with LSE.
David will be missed.
LSE Emeritus Governor