Part1. Main Speaker: Agnes McCausland Benidickson, George Munro Grant (actor), David Smith, Douglas Wright. Video begins with a re-enactment of the first convocation for the Faculty of Applied Science. Benidickson announces the re-enactment after which Grant (actor) announces convocation of the first two Applied Science graduates. Once the re-enactment is over Smith does a modern-day convocation, presenting Wright with an honourary degree. Wright then does a speech to the graduating class. The graduating class of engineers is then given their degrees.
Part 1. Main Speakers: Don Newman, University Chaplain, David Smith, Prince Charles. Location: Grant Hall. Footage from the CBC live broadcast of the royl visit. Begins with Newman talking about the royal visit and the people who will be in attendance. The chaplain says a prayer before welcoming the Prince and Princess of Wales. Smith then addresses the convocation with a speech before presenting Prince Charles with an honourary doctorate of laws. Prince Charles then gives a speech.
Part 1: Main Speaker(s): Helen Cooper, David Smith. Video consists of clips from the royal visit to Queen's. Begins with footage of their boat arriving, after which Cooper welcomes the prince and princess. Afterwards they are shown walking through the university. Finally, Prince Charles' convocation in Grant Hall is shown. Video shares some footage with other Sesquicentennial Royal Visit tapes.
Part 1. Main Speaker: Michel Butor. Location: Agnes Etherington Art Centre. Video begins with several members of the Queen's aministrative faculty and the French department standing at a podium somewhere within the gallery thanking Butor for his donations of rare books to the university. After 10 min Butor takes the podium and speaks for the rest of the video, he appears to be doing a reading of a story from a book.
Part 1. Main Speaker(s): Margaret Atwood, Joan Murray, Fred Euringer. Location: Grant Hall. Part of a symposium held in conjunction with the installation of Principal David Smith. Atwood begins by speaking about the use of literature in universities, before the speech shifts to the teaching and use of the arts and humanities in universities. Murray then talks about art in univerisities, focusing on the Agnes Etherington Centre. Euringer then discusses his thoughts on Atwood's speech.
Part 1. Main Speaker(s): Stephen Fuller. Video contains a lecture by Fuller for the School of Business where he talks about his time as VP of General Motors. Afterwards he answers questions from the audience.
Part 1. Main Speaker(s): Gordon Cummer. Location: Classroom. Begins with a man introducing Cummer and describing his accomplishments. Cummer then lectures the audience for the remainder of the video. He takes questions from the audience for the final portion of the video.
Part 1. Main Speaker(s): Peter Trueman, Ruth Grier, Helen Cooper, Dr Tom Barton, Kevin Jardine, Peter Meyboom. Location: Grant Hall. Video begins with Trueman introducing the symposium's panelists. Afterwards Grier begins the discussion with a speech on how she would improve solid waste management with a focus on the three R's. Next Cooper talks on how municipalities can work to reduce solid waste. Dr Barton next proposes incinerating waste which cannot by directly reused. Next Jardine speaks on behalf of Greenpeace. Lastly Meyboom speaks on the benefits of composting.