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Jason Arday: Youngest ever black Professor at University of Cambridge

Liz Blamire

7th March 2023

Jason Arday is a sociologist and the youngest-ever black professor at the University of Cambridge. What is also remarkable, is that he did not speak until he was 11 years old and did not read and write until he was 18 years old. Jason was diagnosed as autistic aged 3.

Jason is particularly interested in the inequalities that young people face in education and life. Learn more about Jason's life and work: Cambridge University's Jason Arday becomes youngest black professor

Liz Blamire

Liz is a former NHS midwife, who has worked in community, birth centre and acute hospital settings. Liz is an SSAT Accredited Lead Practitioner, who has taught Health and Social Care in FE and secondary schools, where she was a successful HOD. Liz is an experienced senior examiner and author and is the current tutor2u subject lead for Health and Social Care.

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