Goldsmiths At War: The Goldsmithian.

Written exactly 100 years ago today on 15th December 1914, this Christmas letter from the first ever warden of Goldsmiths, William Loring (1865-1915), strikes a slightly somber note for the festive period. Following the outbreak of World War I, Loring takes a moment to reflect upon the difficulty of war and implores Goldsmith students to make the best of peaceful times, a fact made more tragic by his passing shortly thereafter in battle at Gallipoli in 1915, after deciding to rejoin the armed forces as a Captain in the Scottish Horse.
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