Paul Williams receives Honorary Doctorate

Paul Williams was recognised by the University of the Arts London, along with fashion designer Stella McCartney, artist Yinka Shonibare and, actor Colin Firth, by receiving a honorary doctorate as part of day three of the University's graduation ceremonies at the Royal Festival Hall.

In his acceptance speech Paul thanked the University for the great honour. He told graduates that he had originally attended art school with the intention of being a sculptor, and that his 'non-linear' career had taught him the value of a cross-disciplinary approach to problem solving. He added: “Occasionally you will ask yourself ‘why do I continue to strive for the best when it’s easier to make do?’ You then have to say to yourself ‘I do because I care".