Jock Hughes

House and Years at Fettes:
Glencorse 1969 - 1974

Qualifications & Career:
BA Hons., Spanish and Latin American Studies, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, 1979
Dip. H.E., Theology, Trinity College, Bristol, 1982
MA (with Distinction), Translation Studies (Linguistics), University of Birmingham, 1995
Served as Missionary, Linguist and Bible Translator in Indonesia, 1984-present

What is your most cherished memory from your time at Fettes?
I remember being very pleased at being told by Tom Goldie-Scott that I was the first member of Set 3 French to get a grade 1 in the O level! This encouraged me towards an interest in, and later career in languages and linguistics.

And your least?
Can’t think of any in particular.

What event or personality left a lasting impression on you?
I remember being very impressed early in my time at Fettes with the visit of the Queen Mother to celebrate the school’s centenary in 1970.

Were you a conscientious student?
Average, I would say.

Outside the classroom, how did you spend your free time at Fettes?
Fencing, Navy Section CCF (I spent two years in the Navy after leaving school and before University), Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (I gained the Silver award).