May 12th, 2009
Leon Comber – polymath and overall great guy. (Courtesy of Chinatownology)
Yesterday afternoon, I had an enjoyable time meeting Dr Leon Comber, honorary research fellow at the Monash Asia Institute of Monash University.
A charming man with a wry sense of humour and a twinkle in his eye, Leon is a polymath of diverse interests and talents. Oh, and did I mention that he is 85 years of age but looks at least two decades younger? Leon has multiple degrees, can speak multiple languages, and possess multi-disciplinary interests in subjects as wide ranging as history, political science, intelligence, terrorism, book publishing and business.