James Telfer Inglis
Well travelled linguist, James Telfer Inglis talks about identifying your limits and the value of learning to network.
|Name||James Telfer Inglis|
|Degree Course||MA (Hons) French with Russian and Economics|
|Year of Graduation||1962|
Your time at the University
I chose Edinburgh as it was my home town and because my mother had graduated from there in the late twenties.
During my time at the University I was president of the French Society and particularly enjoyed organising a wine tasting event at the Institut Francais. It was a great occasion, but also very useful, as it helped me identify my drinking limits!
I had a super year abroad in Nice, and also took a party of French people round Scotland for a week, and a party of Russians round Edinburgh for a day.
Tell us about your Experiences since leaving the University
I have been retired for several years now, and currently live in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in the former DDR.
My working life was extremely varied as I spent over 20 years in industry in a number of different European countries, including France, Germany, Belgium and Switzerland. I also worked for periods in Thailand and the USA.
Make the most of your stay at University. Take the time to learn, but also learn how to network.