A computer pioneer working for the University of Manchester, he was key in the information technology revolution – and invented the e-mail.
She took up cycling late but went on to hold all 21 women’s cycling records simultaneously. Many of her achievements have never been bettered, but she remains largely unknown.
Came over from Jamaica as a boy he was present at one of musics most famous moments. Then went on to be the tailor to the stars, a fashion icon.
She grew up in Amsterdam, a close friend of Anne Frank. They ended up in the same concentration camp but she survived to tell Anne’s story.
Came to Scotland as a young man and began his own restaurant. He invented Britain’s most popular dish and was known as the Glasgow Curry King.
A talented young dancer she was making solo appearances as a teenager. Taught by top ballerinas she danced in forbidden places – and fell out with Rudolf Nureyev.