Daryush Shayegan in his Tehran apartment
©Ebrahim Mirmalek

Daryush Shayegan, Iranian intellectual

The academic and polymath talks about his school in England, exile in Paris and the cultural cross-pollination of east and west

Margot Wallstrom in her private quarters at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs
©Lina Haskel

Swedish foreign minister, Margot Wallstrom

The outspoken politician on feminist foreign policy and why the EU must do more to help asylum seekers

Politician and cricket legend Imran Khan

Former Pakistan captain says when he first visited the hilltop in Islamabad that would become his home it was ‘love at first sight’

Art in background is Robert Irwin, “Four Square,” and Fadell is sitting on a Finn Juhl Pelican Chair Tony Fadell, founder of Nest, photographed by Jamie Kingham at his house outside of San Francisco
©Jamie Kingham

Smart-home pioneer Tony Fadell

The ‘Godfather of the iPod’ lives in a house near San Francisco that is deceivingly gadget-free

Simon Bazalgette
©Michael Harding

UK horseracing chief Simon Bazalgette

Jockey Club’s chief executive on his efforts to restructure the sport — and why he may have Moorish origins

Sultan, in his shelter, 11km from the Eurotunnel terminal
©Charlie Bibby

Sudanese migrant in the Calais ‘jungle’

After leaving his family in Darfur, Sultan now lives in a tent shelter, waiting for his chance to cross the Channel

Cornell University professor Daniel Huttenlocher
©Sara Hylton

The professor leading NYC’s answer to MIT

Daniel Huttenlocher’s latest project, after Xerox software and his lakeside home, is his biggest undertaking yet

Jean-Louis Remilleux in the Salon De L’Arcade of Château de Digoine
©Félix Ledru

French TV producer’s Château de Digoine

Jean-Louis Remilleux talks about his mission to bring heritage home’s 19th-century theatre back into use

The 13th Duke of Argyll at Inveraray Castle
©Robert Ormerod

Torquhil Campbell, the Duke of Argyll

The Scottish peer fears SNP proposals on inheritance could make castles like his financially unsustainable

Jin Xing
©Jonathan Browning

China’s sex-change answer to Oprah

Jin Xing, who was born a boy, tells how she became one of her country’s top dancers and a TV celebrity

Gareth Neame, the ‘Downton Abbey’ man

TV producer talks about Britain’s ‘negative’ class system and why the BBC must be protected

Tessa Jowell: next mayor of London?

The former Labour minister aims to apply the Olympics model to help tackle the capital’s housing crisis

Chemist and Cipla chief Yusuf Hamied

Battle to make cheaper HIV drugs has helped save millions of lives

Henry Marsh: brain surgery and beekeeping

The star of the English Surgeon on his ‘bodge’ DIY jobs and the buzz of the operating theatre

Gay marriage crusader Evan Wolfson

The lawyer has helped win 65 court rulings in the past two years

A trashpicker’s life in a Shanghai ‘hole’

Meet Cao — a migrant who makes a living from the city’s detritus

Lord March at Goodwood House

Meet the man who turned the historic property into a motor-racing mecca

Saviour of New York’s Central Park

Writer and landscape preservationist Elizabeth Barlow Rogers on restoring the ‘jewel of the city’

Dame Sally Davies, chief medical officer

England’s health chief on people’s lack of exercise, alcohol consumption and our growing resistance to antibiotics

French architect Christian de Portzamparc

The Pritzker Prize-winner is a favourite of skyscraper developers, but his home in Paris is a humble, low-key place


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