Graduating from the University of Adelaide (BA, 1938; MA, 1948) with first-class honours in political science and history, he was selected as South Australian Rhodes scholar for 1938. Next year he enrolled at Balliol College, Oxford (BA, MA, 1948).

1947-48 Oxford, first-class honours in philosophy, politics and economics.

(Deceased), 1984-12-21

1950 Appointed the first professor of political science at Canberra University College