Track 1: His Dublin background and his early education. His entry to Trinity in 1954 with a scholarship to study mathematics and science. Track 2: His perception of college life as an undergraduate, and his study of Mathematics and Experimental Physics. Track 3: His study for his PhD at Cambridge, until 1961Track 4: The following years as a Research Fellow in other academic institutions in Europe and America. His two years as Lecturer in Theoretical Physics at the University of Durham, until 1966. Track 5: His appointment to the position of Professor of Natural Philosophy at Trinity College in 1966Track 6: His involvement in the debate about the proposed merger of Trinity College and UCD, and the strong divisions this proposal brought about. Track 7: University politics and his dealings with the HEATrack 8: The role of Bursar which he undertook from 1974-1977. Track 9: The impact of student protests and the situation in Northern Irelan.