Welcome to Who's Who 2021

  • Over 34,000 autobiographical entries of noteworthy and influential people who impact British life
  • Includes Who Was Who – Over 94,000 entries, for deceased people
  • Born on this day now available as an email to your inbox or by RSS feed

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Who's Who

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The 173rd edition of Who’s Who was published in December 2020. It includes over 34,000 entries on noteworthy and influential people. Discover who they are here.

 

Professor Jonathan Van Tam

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Professor Jonathan Van Tam specialises in Health Protection at the University of Nottingham, and was seconded in 2017 as the UK Government’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer. During the Covid-19 pandemic, he has become known for his creative use of metaphors to explain complex science to the public. In his spare time he enjoys mountain walking, fishing, and Boston United FC. Read more about his life here.

 

Latest Update

  • From the arts, the 2021 edition includes actor and author Robert Webb, wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan and historian Dan Jones.
  • From science and medicine, new entrants include Katherine Barclay of the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education and Nasrin Hafezparast of Outcome Based Healthcare.

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DECEMBER 1, 2020

Who's Who in 2021?

Who's Who 2021 is the 173rd edition of one of the world's longest established and most comprehensive general reference books, brought up to date for the year ahead. 

Keep reading to find out more information on this year's edition >

DECEMBER 3, 2019

Who’s Who in 2020?

Who's Who 2020 is the 172nd edition of one of the world's longest established and most comprehensive general reference books, brought up to date for the year ahead with nearly 700 new names. It contains over 34,000 autobiographical entries, carefully updated for maximum accuracy from information personally supplied by the biographee.

Keep reading to find out more information on this year's edition >

SEPTEMBER 9, 2019

The Great British Bake Off

September is well underway and so is the tenth series of the Great British Bake Off. Read about our biographees who enjoy whipping up cakes, bread and puddings.