Soldier, who has written a much-acclaimed memoir of life in the armed forces.
Actor in 'Coronation Street' soap opera, Writer
Her first album, Who You Are, sold millions and produced six top ten singles – a first for a British woman.
Sarah Outen, MBE
Athlete, Adventurer, the first person to sail solo from Japan to Alaska. She rowed 3,750 nautical miles over 150 days in her seven metre boat.
Nicola Adams, MBE
Rehana Kausar and Sobia Kamar
Famous Muslim couple
Writer of the best-selling memoir Maggie and Me, about growing up during the Thatcher years.
Para-equestrian rider at the Paralympics.
Actor, played Q in the James Bond film Skyfall.
Newsreader, one of the main BBC News anchors.
Called 'the Sir Alex Ferguson of headteachers'. Nolan is credited with transforming the failing Perry Beeches Secondary School in Birmingham into one described by David Cameron as 'the most improved school in Britain ever'.
Chief information officer, Global Operations, Barclays
Comedian who gave up a career as a corporate lawyer in 2006 and has since featured on TV shows such as QI and Have I Got News for You.
Clare Balding, OBE
TV and radio presenter
TV and Radio Presenter
Professor Carol Ann Duffy, CBE
Former rugby player
Lord Justice Etherton
Sir Paul Jenkins
Her Majesty's Procurator General and Treasury Solicitor, head of the 1,900 lawyers in the Government Legal Service.
Dr Meg Barker
Senior lecturer in psychology
Writer, actor, director…
Chair of Wirral Conservative Future and deputy chair of Conservative Future North West.
TV presenter/ author
Sir Adrian Fulford
Judge. A nine-year term at the International Criminal Court.
CEO of Step Forward
Step Forward is an independent charity committed to improving the lives of disadvantaged young people in the Tower Hamlets area, helping an estimated 1500 a year.
Equestrian rider, led UK's Team-Dressage to Olympic success in 2012.
Actor and writer. The co-creator and writer of the BBC’s Sherlock series
Actor who plays Sean Tully in Coronation Street.
Actress/broadcaster/comedian. Played the forensic examiner Clarissa Mullery in Silent Witness.
Comedian/ TV presenter
Queen of Shops, carried out independent review of British high streets in 2011.
Dean of St Albans Cathedral
John Amaechi, OBE
The first Brit to have his jersey hung in the US Basketball Hall of Fame.
Dr Ashley Steel
Board member of KPMG Europe
The first ever Pop Idol winner.
Runs her own think-tank, Nusbacher Associates. Previously a war studies lecturer at Sandhurst, 'Devil’s Advocate' at the Joint Intelligence Organisation and head of the Cabinet Office’s Strategic Horizons Unit.
Chief Executive, the Fawcett Society. Goddard works to promote women’s equality and human rights. She previously worked at the British Institute of Human Rights and Ireland’s Combat Poverty Agency, where she helped to foster the cross-border peace and reconciliation programme.
Kate Walsh and Helen Richardson
Hockey players who helped Great Britain win its first Olympic women’s hockey medal in 20 years.
The 6ft 2in designer, son of an Irish rugby international, is the “newest, brightest big thing” according to Vogue.
Episcopalian Provost of St Mary’s Cathedral in Glasgow
Her disability-rights activist’s blog, Where’s the Benefit, provides strong opposition to the government’s “distressing war on disabled benefit claimants”.
Deputy headmaster of Alfred Salter Primary School in Southwark, London
Secondary school for Dellenty was “quite simply the worst experience of my life”, with bullying from pupils and some teachers.
Filmmaker - work includes the forthcoming film Blackbird, about a young singer who struggles with his sexuality in a small Southern Baptist community in the US.
Activist Nigerian, an attempt on his life forced him to flee to the UK in 2007.
Rev Richard Coles
Broadcaster, musician, priest
The former member of The Communards is now a Church of England priest, as well as co-presenting Radio 4’s Saturday Live. He’s also appeared on a number of TV shows, including Have I Got News For You.
Evelyn Assante-Mensah, OBE
Commissioner, Equality and Human Rights Commission
Rugby referee, TV presenter, comic and president of the Wales Federation of Young Farmers Clubs.
Note to society