Joshua Beckford defied the odd of every child entering first grade at age six. He is the youngest person ever to attend the prestigious Oxford University and also, a prodigy from Tottenham known to be Living with a high-functioning autism.
In 2011, his father was aware of a programme at Oxford University that was specific to children between the age of eight and thirteen. To challenge his son, he wrote to Oxford with the hopes of getting admission for his child even though he was younger than the age prescribed for the programme.
Fortunately, Beckford was given the chance to enrol, becoming the youngest student ever accepted. The brilliant chap took a course in philosophy and history and passed both with distinction.
Apart from his academic prowess, Beckford serves as the face of the National Autistic Society’s Black and Minority campaign raising fund for children with autism.
In 2017, He won The Positive Role Model Award for Age at The National Diversity Awards, an event which celebrates the excellent achievements of grass-root communities that tackle the issues in today’s society.
The wonder child now at age 13 has been appointed as an ambassador for Low Income Families Education (L.I.F.E) Support Ambassador for Boys Mentoring Advocacy Network in Nigeria, Uganda, Ghana, South Africa, Kenya and the United Kingdom.
According to National Diversity Awards, Beckford designed and delivered power-point presentations on Human Anatomy at Community fund-raising events to audiences ranging from 200 to 3,000 people.
This is Beckford said about his future “I want to save the earth. I want to change the world and change peoples’ ideas to doing the right things about