Michael Upton attends an interview at St. Swithin's and much to his surprise gets in. One his first day he meets fellow first year medical student Duncan Waring and Dick Stuart Clark who is taking the first year for the fifth time. After a rambling introduction by the Dean, Upton and Waring are sent to see Stebings by Professor Loftus. He gives them a frozen arm but due to some deliberate misdirection by Paul Collier, they end up upsetting some women patients and then being caught by a policeman outside who fortunately for them faints. The arm is eventually stored for safe keeping by Stuart Clark at the back of the pub.