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Goldsmiths’ director to receive university honour

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Director of the Goldsmiths’ Centre, Peter Taylor, is to be honoured by Birmingham City University this week for his services to the jewellery industry.

Taylor joined the Goldsmiths’ Company in 2002 as director of technology and training, where he was responsible for its programme of charitable giving linked to education, training and research.

In 2011, Taylor became the first director of the Goldsmiths’ Centre, a charity established by the company to undertake the redevelopment of a derelict school site in Clerkenwell, London. The regeneration project combines workspace, education, training and a public programme of exhibitions and events.

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In February 2019, he was invited to become a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in recognition of his work around creative entrepreneurship, education and training.

Taylor will receive an honorary doctorate from Birmingham City University on Tuesday July 23, before students graduating from the institution’s Faculty of Arts, Design and Media.

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