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Our list of former students includes names like:

Art and design
Lucian Freud, Antony Gormley, Damien Hirst, Margaret Howell, Gary Hume, Steve McQueen, Mary Quant, Bridget Riley, Sam Taylor-Wood, Gillian Wearing, Sarah Lucas, Jane and Louise Wilson, Julian Opie, Fiona Rae.

Alex James, Graham Coxon, Martyn Brabbins, John Cale, John Illsey, Malcolm McLaren, Kanya King, James Blake, Katy B, Rob Da Bank, Brian Molko.

Tessa Jowell

Moira Buffini, Ian Rickson

David Tattersall

Julian Clary

George Baker, Gwyneth Powell

Corrie Corfield, Gladys Mitchell, Carol Sarler

Six winners of the Turner Prize – and almost a quarter of those shortlisted for the award since it began – have been Goldsmiths graduates.

Sam Taylor-Wood and Alex James both received Honorary Fellowships from Goldsmiths.
Sam Taylor-Wood and Alex James both received Honorary Fellowships from Goldsmiths in 2008. In her address during the Ceremony, Sam said:

"Goldsmiths gave me the power and ability to think for myself. That is the most solid foundation for the future."

Our Gold Stories

For over a century, Goldsmiths has nurtured minds that not only challenge the world, but change it.

Read about some of our stellar graduates, as well as students and staff who are making a difference and supporting others to succeed.

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