Track 1: Background in Scotland and early education. Appointed to an assistant lectureship in Zoology at Trinity College Dublin in 1953. Discusses the prevailing atmosphere in the college. Track 2: Election to Fellowship (1964) and subsequently became Registrar of the College. His role and responsibilities in this position. Track 3: Appointment to the first board of the Higher Education Authority (HEA). Discussions at the time of the proposed merger. Challenges of student disturbances. Track 4: Elected Vice-Provost under Provost Leyland Lyons; describes their professional partnership.Track 5: Discusses his own field of expertise, the limited facilities in his Department in his time and the substantial numbers of Northern Ireland and overseas students up until the 1970s. His abiding interest in rugby in the College. Track 6: The politics and personalities in the College.