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After being afflicted with polio as a youngster, Ade refused to let disability get in the way of his love for sport and became ‘the Michael Jordan of wheelchair basketball.’ He represented GB at the European and World Championships, and won Paralympic bronze. He has since trekked through rainforests and hauled himself to the top of a 5,000’ volcano. Ade describes how he realised his condition wasn’t a big obstacle, and how we can all set our own boundaries.

It used to be said that if you found yourself in the same place as Kate, you should leave straight away. As BBC Chief News Reporter she witnessed the first Gulf War and bloody protests in Tiananmen Square. Kate throws light on the home front in World War I, when women started going to football matches.

When Apollo 11 touched down in 1969, Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong became the first humans to set foot on the moon. After a worldwide goodwill tour Buzz was asked to lead NASA’s school for test pilots. He is now circling the globe encouraging scientists, politicians and businesspeople to collaborate in the quest to create a permanent colony on Mars: “It will be built by robots controlled from satellites. Every 26 months, new pioneers will take a one-way trip!”

Benedict has lived in the Siberian wilds, survived the Skeleton Coast and crossed the Gobi. More recently he’s written novel based in the Congo and returned to the Arctic, desert and swamp to see how they’re coping with a changing world. During his speech Benedict shows off the scars from a Niowra initiation ceremony.

Having organised security for big national and royal events, Andrew was an obvious choice to take on the security of the London 2012 Olympics. Covering everything from on-site petty criminality to terrorism and large-scale cyber attacks, Andrew looks at the threats any organisation might now face and how they dealt with them during the ‘greatest show on Earth’.

Keith has coached junior and senior runners in both Olympic and Paralympic competition – including the 2012 men’s amputee 4x100m team. His athletes won one gold and two silver medals in London. Bringing his sporting know-how together with a background in management training, Keith shares techniques to build trust between one another – like a relay team. Getting audiences on their feet, he shows how they can develop the will to improve their performance.

Xander mixes sketch comedy, the cult daytime quiz and a visiting chairman role on Have I Got News with touring at the helm of his new band.

Paddy learned to speak Mandarin and served in the SBS and Intelligence before entering Parliament and leading the Lib Dems for 11 years. He then served as the UN High Representative for Bosnia Herzegovina. In speeches he discusses the implications of a new multi-polar global power structure. As the first MP to have a computer in Westminster, he calls for faster, more responsive politics and the need to rebuild after May 7th.

Clare is seen as the first lady of television sport. The former champion jockey hosts her own show on BT Sport and presents at Crufts, Royal Ascot and Cheltenham. With deliciously dry wit, Clare goes behind the back page headlines and shares her own highs and lows.

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