Larry Poland began part-time technician courses for the repair of radios and televisions in the 1960s and points out that there were very few televisions in Ireland at that time. It is interesting to hear him describe the changeover from black and white television technology to colour. Other courses included apprentice, to technician, to higher technician, to honours bachelor degrees, to master degrees, to doctoral qualifications as well as post-doctoral activities. He recalls his involvement with the VEC and its CEO Paddy Parfrey. It is fascinating to hear him speak about his position as a senior figure in the College after the setting up of the RTC, and the move to Bishopstown. He has a profound interest in the arts, particularly music, and has great knowledge of the science and technology associated with music.