Buckingham New University in High Wycombe generously presented me with an honorary Phd last week. Pic shows yrs trly in borrowed finery with Vice-Chancellor Prof Ruth Farwell. It was surprising – not to mention deeply flattering – to follow the likes of Trevor Baylis, Terry Pratchett and Edwyn Collins in being honoured by the Faculty.
In truth, the day TRB first set foot on stage in High Wycombe at the Nags Head in 1977 it felt like a homecoming, and I have many happy musical memories from there. It’ll be good to renew old ties with the town, the county and with the New University following this gratifying – and entirely undeserved – distinction.