Joshua Beckford was the youngest person to be admitted to study at Oxford University.
Beckford was just 6-years-old when he was admitted and he has continued to show his brilliance and intelligence in basically all aspects of human endeavor. Beckford is recognized internationally in over 90 countries for his extraordinary educational achievements.
Beckford was 6 when he was admitted to the Oxford’s specialist programme for gifted children at the Oxford University. This programme allow Oxford University to admit gifted kids usually between the ages of 8years and 18 years. When Joshua Beckford was 12-Year-old he has diagnosed with Autism.
Joshua Beckford his now 15 (born 2005) and he is looking to complete a degree as a neurosurgeon. He’s an extraordinary high functioning autistic boy with talents in almost every field. Beckford has already achieved more than most neuro-typical people in the world.
He started to master fluent reading at 2 years old and before 3 years old he had quickly mastered reading fluently using phonics. At 6 years old Joshua Beckford already taught himself fluent Japanese and at the age of 13, he had obtained certificates in History and Philosophy. He became the youngest person in the world to study Philosophy and History at Oxford University, gaining a distinction in both subjects.
Beckford has helped in fund-raising for different Autism Charities. He has also made a presentation at TED x International conference.