Track 1: Background in Belfast and early education, entered Trinity College Dublin in 1958 to study History and Political Science. Track 2: Undergraduate studies under Professor Lyons, and Head of Department, Professor MoodyTrack 3: His role in the Student Christian Movement, a student-led movement committed to living out one’s religious faith in the world today. Became a full-time member until graduation in 1969. Track 4: Postgraduate studies in Queen’s University Belfast, continued involvement with the Student Christian Movement, travelling to Latin America on an investigative programme. In 1965 invited to take up a position as Senior Secretary of the Movement in London, moving shortly afterwards to the position of Assistant General Secretary in both Student and Senior Bodies. The challenging experiences of student unrest at that time. Track 5: In 1970, became Warden of Gurteen Agricultural College in North Tipperary, which had been set up by the Methodist community following the end of the ‘Emergency’ in 1946, to meet the needs of Methodists living in the Republic of Ireland; his role and responsibilities in the post. Track 6: The circumstances of his introduction to Trinity College, securing an Administrative position in 1975 and shortly afterward moving to Assistant Secretary for Academic Affairs. Memories of this as a critical time for the College because of the implications of the Cabinet decisions of December 1974.