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A public health campaign which made itself felt in print.

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John Hurt provides the voice-over for this UK Government public health advertisement.

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This short advertising film was produced by the Health Education Authority to promote condom use among young people.

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81-year old Fred Brewster shows us 'Geronimo', a reusable condom he used in his youth.

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Trixi wanted to use her time on the plinth to highlight the issue of ageism.

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Ann planned her time on the plinth to be a piece of performance art, making herself into a living statue.

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On the plinth Carole carried a piece of artwork with three sails, which her father helped her build.

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Claire Kelly is an English teacher from Holywood, near Belfast in Northern Ireland.

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John Bishop is a retired firefighter and artist from Birmingham.

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On the plinth John Mawdsley aimed to raise awareness of the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, which saved his life after a car crash.

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Kirstin used her time on the plinth to draw attention to the Millennium Seed Bank (MSB) Partnership.

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Tom Magill is a co-founder and artistic director of the Belfast-based Educational Shakespeare Company (ESC).

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David Bennie, who prefers to be known as Bennie, is a veteran protestor and former community worker who lives in London.

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Gavin Cross lives in Liverpool and works as a consultant for services for children with disabilities.

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Geoff Savage is from Kenilworth in Warwickshire and works as a fundraising manager.

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Louise was 28 when she took part in the plinth project, and at that time was looking for a job after previously working as a journalist.

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Mike Richards lives in Bath. He worked in IT for many years but is now involved in a number of arts projects.

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Philip Cadman teaches music in a primary school and lives in Wigan.

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Sarah took on to the plinth with her a series of objects to represent herself "as a doctor and a mother".

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Stephanie thought that she might feel inspired to write while she was on the plinth.

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