Bill Grimson is a native of Dublin. He discusses his background and schooling and his entry to Trinity College in 1966 to study engineering. On graduation he decided to further his studies at Toronto University, later working for the Ministry of Defence for three years. In 1975 he returned to Dublin to take up a post in Kevin Street, in the Department of Electrical Engineering. He provides his views on the links between Trinity and DIT, the introduction of computerisation to the institute of technology sector, the major changes over the years in DIT, the formation of the Academic Council, the structure and layers of bureaucracy and the research area. Bill Grimson was appointed Head of the Electrical Engineering Department at Kevin Street in the 1990s and he recalls challenging times during the many years he taught night classes. He now holds the post of Academic Registrar at DIT Headquarters.