Mark Henderson, champion of British craft

The chairman of tailor Gieves & Hawkes on his battle to reignite craftsmanship and its uneasy relationship with capitalism

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Head of a Florentine winemaking dynasty

Lamberto Frescobaldi on the family’s ties to Dante, Cromwell and Henry VIII

At home Mahanta Shrestha
©Victoria Birkinshaw

Beermaker on Nepal’s ties with the UK

The restaurateur Mahanta Shrestha on why Joanna Lumley was wrong about the Gurkhas

Prized photograph of Colm O’Connell with David Rudisha at Kenya’s Olympic trials in 2012
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The Irish monk behind Kenya’s top athletes

Colm O’Connell’s high-altitude training camps in the Rift Valley helped launch Olympic champions such as David Rudisha

Craig Reedie
©Keiran Dodds

Anti-doping chief on Russian cheating

Wada president Craig Reedie recalls his shock at discovering how far Moscow officials went to falsify athletes’ samples

Yukio Hatoyama
©Jeremie Souteyrat

Yukio Hatoyama, Japan’s ex-prime minister

The outspoken former leader supports Russia’s annexation of Crimea and has apologised for Japanese war crimes

Max Baucus, US ambassador to China
©Jasper James

Max Baucus, US ambassador to China

The diplomat talks about his surprise posting to Beijing and the importance of being ‘candid’ with his hosts

What Moby does when he’s not making music

Now based in Los Angeles, the artist has sold millions of albums but says ‘music is just work that I get paid for’

Autumn de Forest
©Gabby Laurent

Art prodigy Autumn de Forest

The 14-year-old painter who has sold $7m worth of paintings since the age of five

Matthew Festing, of the Knights of Malta

The ex-soldier is Grand Master of a Catholic fraternity that was founded in the 11th century and carries out aid work in 120 countries

France’s ambassador to UK defends the EU

Sylvie Bermann says the two countries are ‘real allies’ that should work together to shape a ‘reformed Europe’

Franco Gussalli Beretta, gun manufacturer

President of the 500-year-old business says makers of firearms bear no responsibility for mass shootings

Dan Savage, radical US commentator

The activist for the LGBT community helped give new meaning to the word ‘Santorum’ in reaction to a US senator’s anti-gay views

Venetian Ghetto’s last witness to Auschwitz

Virginia Gattegno, 93, on how she survived the Nazi death camp and why it is vital to preserve Venice’s historic Jewish quarter

Brazil’s would-be king in his two-bed home

Dom Bertrand, heir to a defunct throne, awaits the republic’s downfall after President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment

Hadza tribesman in Tanzania’s Rift Valley

For Benja, ‘home’ is a curious concept in the bush where, like the animals he hunts, he can feast one day and go hungry the next

Alberto Zamperla, builder of thrill rides

The Italian showman who makes heads spin once stood as mayor of Venice under the slogan ‘No to boredom, yes to life’

Ex-homeless teenager with room of her own

A bedsit in a London hostel run by the charity Centrepoint has given 17-year-old the space and stability to develop her talents

Judith Hackitt, health and safety mythbuster

The former chair of Britain’s Health and Safety Executive on why young people’s education should include an element of danger

The lawyer who tried to halt the Iraq war

Sarosh Zaiwalla talks about his work for powerful clients from Iran’s Bank Mellat to Saddam Hussein’s regime

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