That’s DOCTOR Tom To You…

Dr Tom Robinson with Vice-Chancellor Prof Ruth Farwell

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.

Tom Robinson

London-based broadcaster & songwriter, born 1950. His best known songs are 2-4-6-8 Motorway, Glad To Be Gay and War Baby; he has also co-written songs with Peter Gabriel, Elton John, Dan Hartman and Manu Katché. Read More...


  1. Nick haynes

    I remember the Nags Head well.I saw the Sex Pistols,Edie and the Hot Rods and many others there. Never saw TRB unfortunetly.
    Congratulations Dr Tom.

    Nick from sunny Southampton

  2. Bob

    I was at that gig at the Nag’s Head in 1977 and remember it very well, even though I was seeing great bands there once or twice a week at that time. The TRB was a fantastic live act, never adequately captured on vinyl IMO… great night.

  3. Tom

    Thanks so much Bob, your kind words are much appreciated – amazing to know that people still remember those shows after all this time.

  4. Tom

    Cheers Nick – glad to see So’ton is still sunny after all these years 🙂 Hope you’re flourishing…

  5. Wow! Congrats Mr Robinson!! Thats fantastic 😉
    Debs x

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