Arthur Sanderson

House and Years at Fettes:
Glencorse 1957 - 1962

Qualifications and career:
M.A. , Dip Ed, Dip Management. My principal career was with the Overseas Career Service of the British Council, promoting cultural, educational and technical cooperation between Britain and other countries. I held representational posts in Ghana, Nigeria, Brazil, India and the Baltic States. Full details of my career can be found in the current edition of Debrett's "People of Today".

What is your most cherished memory from your time at Fettes?
As 1st violin, being leader of the School Orchestra.

And your least?
Aspects of fagging in my first year

If relevant, what did being a scholar at Fettes mean to you?
Yes, it made it possible for me (and subsequently my brothers) to attend Fettes.

What event or personality left a lasting impression on you?
Housemaster of Glencorse, Tom Goldie-Scot.

Were you a conscientious student?
Yes, I was determined to win an Oxford scholarship and did so in December 1961.

Outside the classroom, how did you spend your free time at Fettes?
Playing the violin, listening to music in the then Music Club room. I was not a great sportsman but learnt to play and enjoy squash, running (training for the steeplechase) and in the summer, athletics. CCF camps which involved training in moutaincraft with RAF mountain rescue teams.