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Julian Sleigh


Julian Sleigh (1927-2013) was born in Florence, Italy, where his father lectured iat the British Institute. He studied economics in London. During his national service he was selected for officer training. While working in Anglesey, Wales, as an assistant for an engineering company, he met Trevor Ravenscroft (author of Spear of Destiny), and through him heard of Rudolf Steiner and Anthroposophy, which led him to work in Camphill, Scotland, for several years before helping to establish Camphill in South Africa in 1958. He married Renate König, daughter of Camphill founder Karl König, and in the ensuing years they had five children.