Matthew Barzun, US ambassador to the UK

Matthew Barzun
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The diplomat who has brought skateboard ramps and turntables to the ‘special relationship’

Christian Rudder
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Christian Rudder of online dating site OkCupid

The entrepreneur on the algorithm helping 30m members find love — and why horror films are the key to compatibility

Colin Tweedy in the dining area of his home in south London
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Colin Tweedy, managing director of The Building Centre

The former Arts & Business chief on why he thinks London is a ‘very ugly city’ and his mission to help ‘build a better world’

Dr Anthony S Fauci in his home office in Washington DC

Ebola’s worst enemy: Dr Anthony S Fauci

The US scientist has become one of the most influential figures in disease control thanks to his work on Aids and other viruses

Portraits of Stephan Shakespeare shot at his home in the Barbican, London. Photo credit : Chris Winter
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YouGov chief Stephan Shakespeare

Co-founder of the market research firm on the future of internet polling and how his company helped decide the Scottish independence campaign

Robert Lanza, stem-cell and cloning pioneer

The leading scientist on the ethics of bringing back Neanderthal man — and why he lives on a private island in a home full of dinosaur fossils

Greg Dorey at his home in the British embassy compound in Addis Ababa
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Inside the home of the UK ambassador to Ethiopia

British diplomat Greg Dorey on why the east African country is a fast emerging market that globally minded companies ‘must take seriously’

Inside the home of US designer Irving Harper

The 98-year-old, who spent years in relative obscurity, is enjoying late fame for an old love — paper sculpting

Dame Carol Robinson at her home in Oxfordshire
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Inside the home of chemist Dame Carol Robinson

The first female professor of chemistry at both Oxford and Cambridge universities talks about her groundbreaking career

Gerard Grech in the kitchen of his home in north London
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Inside the home of Tech City UK’s chief executive

Gerard Grech explains why Britain is well on its way to becoming a digital powerhouse

Inside the home of Indonesian tycoon Hary Tanoesoedibjo

The billionaire media mogul gives a tour of his compound in Jakarta and outlines his political ambitions

Inside the home of architect Amanda Levete

The renowned designer on how she transformed an ordinary Victorian terrace in London into a futuristic living space for her family

Inside the home of maze master Franco Maria Ricci

The Italian publisher of rare art books who sold his business to create a the world’s biggest labyrinth in his back garden

Inside the home of Baroness Grey-Thompson

One of the greatest Paralympians in history is now a crossbench peer in the House of Lords. She discusses sport, euthanasia and disability

Inside the home of web pioneer Zach Sims

The co-founder of Codecademy, an online start-up that is teaching 25m people how to program

Inside the home of Chinese TV broadcaster James Chau

The UK-born journalist discusses his work on CCTV and his view on the Hong Kong pro-democracy protests

Inside the home of a teenage climbing star

Sixteen-year-old Molly Thompson-Smith, one of the world’s best climbers, talks about balancing training with schoolwork

Inside the home of psychologist Uta Frith

The woman behind groundbreaking research into autism and dyslexia talks about why we now risk turning back the clock

At Home: web pioneer Dame Wendy Hall

The computer scientist on the future of the internet, cyber crime and why, one day, we could all have chips in our brains

Inside the home of Richard Needham, the Earl of Kilmorey

The former Tory minister on why he is filling his house with heirlooms disposed of by his spendthrift ancestors