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The Diana Award, established in memory of The Princess of Wales, is the highest accolade a young person can achieve for social action or humanitarian efforts.

The recipient of The Diana Award is Seun Ogundele, a research assistant based in the Hendrich Lab at the Wellcome-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute.

Seun shares her experience of being a young black woman who ‘made it to Cambridge’, to inspire those traditionally underrepresented in academia through a series of #blackgirlinscience YouTube videos, Instagram posts and podcasts.

Tessy Ojo, CEO of The Diana Award, says:

“We congratulate all our new Diana Award recipients from the UK and all over the globe who are changemakers for their generation. For over twenty years The Diana Award has valued and invested in young people encouraging them to continue to make positive change in their communities and lives of others.”

Date awarded

28 June 2021


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