This is the 16th annual edition of "Debrett's People of Today" which sets the scene for the people who are shaping Britain's future today. "Debrett's People of Today 2003" contains essential information on the 32,000 leading figures in British society. Unlike similar works of reference, "Debrett's People of Today" does not guarantee entry for life, with each edition being carefully researched, updated and revised. A significant number of the entrants are de-selected each year to allow inclusion of many new achievers for the first time. "Debrett's People of Today" provides a wide coverage, leading figures are included from a range of diverse sectors including business, politics, academia, the arts, media, sports and science. "Debrett's People of Today" also lists the correct way to write to each entrant and provides an invaluable synopsis of Debrett's advice on correct forms of address, titles and decorations.