This silent film is the second of two captured by American chemist Alexander Silverman during a tour of university chemistry departments and laboratories across Europe in 1928-1929. This film reel is mostly of universities in Scotland, but also includes footage of a Marie Curie receiving an honorary degree from Saint Lawrence University in Canton, New York and an unidentified gathering of scientists at an unknown location (although this may be the same ceremony). His edited footage contains title cards in English introducing each new location. Locations recorded in this video include: University of Edinburgh, University of Aberdeen, and Saint Lawrence University.
Individuals shown include Christina Miller, Sir James Walker, Ross A. Baker, Charles Lathrop Parsons, Samuel C. Lind, Hans Thacher Clarke, Roger Adams, Carl Haner, William J. Hale, Walter T. Taggart, Marie Curie, H. Henderson, Edward Bartow, William McPherson, Moses Gomberg, William Draper Harkins, Marston T. Bogert, James Flack Norris, Frank C. Whitmore, and Gerald Wendt.