Track 1: His background in England and early education. His years in the Royal Air Force during World War II. Graduated with a degree in Geology from Manchester University, continued with postgraduate work. Lectureship in Bedford for thirteen years, followed by project work in Dingle, Co. Kerry. Appointed to Trinity College Dublin. Track 2: His impressions of the college, an overview of the Department of Geology and its exemplary teaching standards, his research work and his appointment as Dean of Faculty. Track 3: His involvement in the administration of the college and the convivial atmosphere enjoyed by colleagues in Commons. Track 4: The system of administration in Trinity in the early years of his careerTrack 5: His opinion regarding the practice of rotating the position of Head of DepartmentTrack 6: His experience of research work in the then Soviet Union and China during the Iron Curtain era. Track 7: Anecdotes concerning a number of his contemporaries in college. Track 8: His retirement in 1985, though he retains an office in Trinity, where he works several times weekly.