The School was raised from its foundations in giving (literally) local advice to farmers, undertaking demonstration and development work at the Bush, and educating the rural community’s sons (and an increasing proportion of its daughters), to become a renowned centre of scientific experimentation, research-rich learning, and technology transfer (before that term found contemporary use). Noel made imaginative appointments in the early 70s and gave his protégés the space and the resources in which to prosper. New chairs were founded in animal production and crop production, and later in agricultural resource management. New staff (exampled by Frank Elsley) were appointed with research as their remit. The National Diploma in Agriculture was converted to the Higher National Diploma, and the University Degree incorporated into the Biology curriculum and given a new intellectual base.