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Leslie studied philosophy and history of religions at La Trobe University, receiving the David Hume prize for outstanding achievement in philosophy. From there, he embarked on a career spanning two decades in training, software development and business consulting. Now largely retired, Leslie devotes his time to exploring the boundaries between science and philosophy.
Heather is a part-time primary classroom music teacher with an active interest in community music-making. She has organized various weekend camps for families and adults to play music together and has served as an organiser for Community Music Victoria. Her various charity endeavours include organizing a series of schools concerts, raising substantial funds for Oxfam.
Jonathan is coordinator of New International Book Shop. He completed his Bachelor of Arts at the University of Melbourne and has since completed a Postgraduate Diploma in history. Jonathan has had a long-time amateur interest in topics such as philosophy (especially meta-ethics), biblical studies and left/environmental politics.
For many years, Robert taught accounting to students and authored textbooks on a variety of business subjects. His leadership of Jigsaw Victoria culminated in a major revision of adoption law around Australia. Robert is a long-time member and active contributor to both the freethought and conservation movements, serving in executive roles and delivering many talks.