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Anne Fine nominates William Beveridge, who sparked the creation of the welfare state.
Ann Widdicombe MP nominates the late pontiff, who agreed with her on women priests.
Camilla Wright chooses Martha Gellhorn, who wrote at length about the Spanish Civil War.
Scientist and broadcaster Kathy Sykes chooses the iconic physicist, Albert Einstein.
Feminist campaigner Lesley Abdela discusses the extraordinary suffragist leader.
Joe Boyd discusses the career of record producer John H Hammond with Matthew Parris.