The MBDL Annual Lecture provides an educational opportunity
for knowledge to be shared with our future leadership talent.
We made UK history in October 2016 by organising the UK’s first diversity leadership lecture aimed at schoolchildren from a black, Asian and minority ethnic background aged between 14 to 21 years old. 


Due to UK government guidelines regarding COVID-19 on mass gathering restrictions, the 5th Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Annual Lecture for 2020 was held virtually. Hogan Lovells was our kind sponsors and host for our first virtual and global event. 

Date and Time: Events for 2021 will be confirmed in due course.

The scholarships will be awarded during the event. The full
agenda will be shared at the event.
Entry to the event is via the scholarship application process and/or invitation with prior registration for both.  Only confirmed attendees will be allowed entry on the day. 
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2018 - John Bercow MP's opening keynote on diversity and parliament.

2016 - Dame Jocelyn Barrow, DBE OBE on race relations, Dr Miranda Brawn and Dame Fiona Woolf closing keynote 


Our summer event was launched during the summer of 2019 at the Speakers' House, Palace of Westminster which was hosted by our opening keynote speaker John Bercow (formerly known as the Rt. Hon John Bercow MP and the Speaker of the House of Commons from 2009-2019). 


Other keynotes included top diversity leaders such as former Global Chair and Partner of Hogan Lovells and Chair of PRIME Nicholas Cheffings, University of Brighton Vice-Chancellor Professor Debra Humphris, Lawyer, Activist and Founder of Women in Leadership Publication, Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu and our Founder Dr Miranda Brawn Esq.


A few of our scholarship winners act as Masters of Ceremony including our ambassador Norman Womuhai. They shared their positive experiences from our programme. This was accompanied by networking drinks and canapés with classical music by Vox Vanguard. ​


Our Founder Dr Miranda Brawn delivers The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Lecture on an annual basis.

The lecture is the perfect opportunity to network and meet inspirational leaders, learn more about education, career success and diversity across all sectors to help create a diverse and inclusive workplace for success. ​ 

The Lecture aims to: ​

  • Educate and empower our future leaders.

  • Celebrate the outstanding and inspiring achievements of our future diversity leaders.

  • Raise awareness of diversity, inclusion and equality and the importance of action. 

The winners of the Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Scholarship awards are announced on the day of the diversity leadership lecture. 

Entry to the lecture is via the scholarship application process and/or prior agreement. Attendees will be able to bring their parent(s) or guardian(s) to the event however their name(s) and confirmation of place will be required at least 48 hours in advance. ​ ​

Our innovative concept has a strong focus on intersectionality which appeals to our diverse audiences. This consists of next-generation diversity leaders, their parents and current leaders in the workplace who wish to learn more about diversity and how they can make an impact by implementing our key tips in their schools, universities and workplaces.

The aim is to enable progression within their studies and careers while making a difference to actively close the diversity gap in the workplace.

Our diversity leadership lecture events are not just focused on one diversity strand. We include all diversity strands such as gender, race, LGBTQ+, disability, religion, faith, social mobility etc. This includes multiple industries and sectors such as finance, business, law, science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics, politics, fashion, media, entrepreneurship and much more. We are continuously looking for ways to continue to lead in an innovative way.


A few articles about our UK history-making Annual Diversity Leadership Lecture event include:

THE VOICE: UK’s First Diversity Lecture Aimed At Top BAME Schoolkids

The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Annual Lecture was attended by around one hundred 14-21-year-old Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) future leaders and hosted by the UK’s leading law school, The University of Law Read more

THE VOICE: Dr Miranda Brawn: "Together We Will Change The World"

The inclusion champion and founder of the Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation wants to empower future leaders and close the diversity gap. Read more

East London Advertiser: Race relations pioneer Dame Jocelyn Barrow speaks at Miranda Brawn awards

The pioneer of the Race Relations Act is among leading figures addressing diversity and leadership lecture and scholarship awards at the University of Law. Read more

BRIXTON BLOG: Guests pledge support for charity at summer event hosted by Commons Speaker John Bercow

The first ever summer event of the Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation was hosted by the Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow MP at the Speaker’s House in the Palace of Westminster. Read more


Miranda Brawn Diversity Lecture 2019

2019 SUMMER EVENT - Speakers House, the Palace of Westminster

Photo Credit: Chris Shepherd


John Bercow MP The Speaker at the House of Commons keynote at Miranda Brawn Diversity Lecture 2018

London Live TV with Dr Miranda Brawn on The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Annual Lecture 2018


Miranda Brawn Diversity Lecture 2017


Dame Jocelyn Barrow, DBE OBE: Race relations, at The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Annual Lecture 2016

Dame Jocelyn Barrow, DBE OBE:  Opening Keynote at the Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Annual Lecture

Dame Fiona Woolf: Closing Keynote at the Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Annual Lecture 2016

Miranda Brawn discusses the inspiration behind the Diversity Leadership Lecture, held at The University of Law in October 2016.

George Pippas,
Former Mayor Of Cambridge

We are all important and we all have a role to play in our Country’s on-going success.

Matthew Ryder QC, Former Deputy Mayor For Social Integration, Social Mobility And Community Engagement

Achieving more diversity amongst London’s workforce at all levels and across all sectors is one of the top priorities of both myself and the Mayor. The lecture at which the Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Scholarships will be awarded is a valuable contribution towards highlighting the importance of diversity - including, in particular, race diversity - within the UK workforce.

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