Full name:

Charles Hercules Fisher (my parents clearly had high hopes!).

Where did you grow up?

Slimbridge in Gloucestershire.


Marlborough College then a History degree at Peterhouse, Cambridge.

Your previous role and place of work:

Boarding Housemaster, Teacher of History and Politics, and Rowing Coach at Bedford School.

What are you most looking forward to about working at King’s Ely?

Working with and getting to know a whole lot of new colleagues and pupils.

Hobbies/interests outside of school:

Anything in the mountains, rowing, triathlons, playing the guitar badly.

Any pets?

Just two small children, do they count?

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

This depended on the last film that I watched – so either a spy, an archaeologist or an astronaut…

What is your favourite meal/food?

A Sunday roast.

If you could have a superpower, what would it be?


Who is your hero?

I don’t have any particular heroes, but I do hugely respect anyone who has handled adversity with fortitude and humour.

What was the last book you read?

‘Blood and Ruins’ by Richard Overy.

What song are you most likely to sing at a karaoke?

Something instrumental…

What is your favourite film?

Either ‘Kelly’s Heroes’ or ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’.

Do you have any phobias or fears?

More of a fear than a phobia but I hate making (avoidable) mistakes due to a lack of forethought or planning.

Name three things you would want with you if stranded on a desert island for a week:

A scuba kit, a decent book and a well-stocked fridge.

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