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Great Britons

Where could your talent take you?

Have you got what it takes to be the best? British Airways’ Great Britons programme is looking for talented individuals and groups who need help to get to the top – and the prizes are flights all over the world

Making sailing history

When yachtsman Geoff Holt, from Shedfield near Southampton, became the first quadriplegic to sail singlehandedly around Britain in 2007, he caught the public’s imagination. Spurred on by that, he’s recently gone one better, by conquering the Atlantic, again the first quadriplegic to do so.

The opportunity of a lifetime for a young drumming sensation

Linden Berelowitz started playing the drums aged 10 and now, eight years later, has applied for Great Britons flights so he can attend Berklee College of Music in Boston, US, where he has been offered a scholarship to study the drums, following an audition in which the college described his playing as ‘outstanding’

Demystifying the works of Shakespeare

For almost two years, friends Dan Poole and Giles Terera, who met at drama school a decade ago, have been making a documentary about performing Shakespeare, for which they’ve filmed interviews with actors, directors, casting directors and others who’ve been in or staged his plays.

Round 5 Great Britons winners

From another strong shortlist chosen by our judging panel, British Airways is proud to announce our fifth round of Great Britons winners: a dedicated group of London Rollergirls, led by Lorna "Kamikaze Kitten" Brown and the wonderfully passionate, philanthropic Chocks Away team, comprised of David Aspinall and Ben Stevenson. Read their individual stories below to discover how they inspired the voting British public to finish top of the list.