Track 1: His northern background, early education, and introduction to chemistry at St. Andrew’s College, DublinTrack 2: His entry to Trinity College on a Sizarship in Experimental Science in 1949Track 3: His election as a Foundation Scholar in 1951, and his graduation with a Gold Medal in 1953. Track 4: His PhD on ‘Chemistry of Santonin’ in 1956 and the study involved. Track 5: His mentors and lecturers, his work as a Junior Lecturer, and as Lecturer in ChemistryTrack 6: Elected to Fellowship in 1959. Awarded Scholarship by Scholarship Exchange Board to work with Professor R.B.Woodward in Harvard (1961-1962). Returned to Trinity, collaborating with Wesley Cocker. Seconded to the University of Lagos in Nigeria as the first Professor of Chemistry.