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Honorary degree for artist and musician Goldie

The renowned artist, actor, musician and DJ, Goldie today has been awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Social Sciences at Brunel University, West London.

Goldie, whose real name is Clifford Price, grew up in a high rise council block in Wolverhampton in a deprived background. His career spans a range of art forms from electronic music to visual art and acting, appearing in the James Bond film, The World is Not Enough and Guy Ritchie's Snatch. In the 1990s he set up the record label Metalheadz.

He appeared in the campaign, "Give Them a Voice" aimed at encouraging people to become social workers, a decision driven by his own experience of the help that social workers gave him during his childhood.

Receiving his degree, at Brunel University in Uxbridge, he said, “I am still living the dream,“ adding, “what we do today will shape the future.“
He paid tribute to his wife, Mika, his daughter, Chance, aged 12, and “the universe for allowing me to spread my energy.“

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