In this recording, Noel Lindsay initially recalls his appointment as Secretary General at the Department of Education and his significant involvement with DIT in putting in place, with others, a new structure independent of the VEC under separate legislation. He discusses the setting up of a review group under Chairman Diarmuid Nally on the possibility of getting university status for DIT. He talks about Director Brendan Goldsmith’s appointment of him in the 1990s to chair a group which worked for some years to begin preparations for a strategic plan for DIT. It was at this time that the plans were put in place leading to the proposed move to Grangegorman. He recalls his mission work abroad, as an educational adviser for the World Bank during the late 1990s, and he discusses the reasons why he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from both DIT and UL.