The High Profile interviews engage with people who help to shape our world or the way we perceive it. We want to learn more about their values and beliefs and the experience of life that has formed them.
Over the years, we have talked in depth to everyone from Gerry Adams to Benjamin Zephaniah and beyond. We have interviewed artists and scientists, philosophers and activists, newspaper editors and Cabinet ministers. We’ve done soldiers, film directors, sheikhs, archbishops.
‘These are much more interesting questions than I’m usually asked,’ Andrew Motion told us. ‘It is difficult to catch someone’s real voice, but this really does catch mine. I loved it,’ said Camille Paglia. Jeremy Paxman emailed us: ‘That is the best interview with me that I have ever read!’
High Profile was the centrepiece of the radical Christian magazine Third Way from 1993 until it folded this year. Rowan Williams called it ‘imaginative and unafraid … an irreplaceable contribution to the debate’.
That spirit lives on here.
Coming up: Salma Yaqoob and Lemn Sissay
A small price to pay
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We’ve tried to keep the sub as low as we can. Currently, it’s £5 a year for a dozen fresh interviews, or £3 if you’re a student, on benefits or retired.
If you’d like to pay more (as many people do), we would truly appreciate it. It would help us to aim higher and deliver more.