Shelley questions both technical and conceptual conventions in a bid to redefine how clothes are worn. Her use of unorthodox pattern cuts and materials such as scorched felted wool, using Braille markings and Morse code, have earned her a string of illustrious prizes. Motivated by an interest in humanity and social interactions, her distinctive style results from a training in both fashion and textiles. www.shelleyfox.com

Sir Peter has made an enormous contribution to medicine through his work on medical resonance imaging (MRI) techniques, for which he won a Nobel prize in 2003. MRI has replaced many invasive diagnostic methods. Drawn to science by an interest in rocketry, he later built a portable spectrometer to measure the earth’s magnetic field. Upon realising the potential for analysing the human body, he sought MRC support to build a whole-body MRI machine. Nottingham University