Raymond grew up in Tasmania where he attended the University of Tasmania completing a B.Sc. (Hons) in 1965 majoring in Low-Frequency Radioastronomy working with the legendary Grote Reber.

Raymond and Ros having met while teaching undergraduate students in Tasmania were married in 1968.

Raymond completed a Ph.D. at the University of Tasmania in 1970 having undertaken much of his field research work at the Parkes Radio Telescope in NSW. In 1970 he was awarded a post-doctoral scholarship to work at Cambridge with the Nobel Prize Winner Professor Sir Martin Ryle.

Roslynn grew up in Sydney, studying for a B.Sc. degree at the University of Sydney, with Honours in Biochemistry. After a year working as a research biochemist she moved to Tasmania and completed a B.A. and M.A. in English Literature. In 1970 she was awarded a British Commonwealth Scholarship for Ph.D. study at the University of Leicester.

We returned to Australia in 1972, Raymond to a position with the CSIRO Division of Radiophysics in Sydney and Ros to a lectureship in English at the University of New South Wales. We stayed in these positions for nearly 30 years.
In those positions we had many opportunities for overseas study, visiting fellowships, and speaking at international conferences. During our years at CSIRO and UNSW Raymond became a Senior Principal Research Scientist and Ros an Associate Professor. In 2000 Ros was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and in 2003 was awarded the Centenary Medal for service to Australian Society and the Humanities.

We greatly enjoyed the intellectual stimulation of our jobs but in 2001 we decided to leave our full-time positions and return to Tasmania to enjoy a more varied and desirable lifestyle in a State where ’wilderness’ is only an hour or two away.

In 1999 we created,
Polymath Professionals [ABN 93 714 272 402], within which we have developed a range of our expanded interests and publications.

Details are provided
elsewhere on this web site.