Placebo frontman Brian Molko is to receive an honorary fellowship from his former college, London’s Goldsmiths University, later this month. He is one of five people being given honorary awards by the institution, joining Big Issue founder John Bird, novelist Rose Tremain, playwright and screenwriter Moira Buffini and primatologist Jane Goodall.
Molko said of the award: “I am extremely pleased to be offered an honorary fellowship from Goldsmiths. I have very fond memories of my years spent there, which helped shape me into the artist that I am today. I am particularly grateful for the freedom to take risks which the staff encouraged and for the ambition they nurtured in us – no matter how brazen or off-the-wall it appeared”.