The Amos Bursary invites you to our FREE Annual Youth Leadership Conference.

In life if you understand the Context you understand everything.

Context shaped our history and who we are as people. Context helps us to understand ourselves and the world in which we live. It is as important for our own decision making as it is for understanding the world around us.

Context is one of the strongest influences to shape human nature it is also one that we usually overlook. Where we are, who we’re with, and what’s going on in our lives at any given moment transforms what we think, how we act, and who we really are.


The conference will explore:


Matrix Chambers

Matthew Ryder, QC is described by the leading law directories as “an incredible all rounder. His analysis of the law is spot on and his tactical ability is awesome; he is a master of the trial process... intellectually brilliant…his ability to argue cases in a coherent and persuasive way is second to none.”

In September 2016, Matthew was appointed Deputy Mayor of London to lead on social integration, social mobility and community engagement. He was also appointed a member of the panel working with David Lammy MP on the Prime Minister’s review of ‘Racial Bias and BAME representation in the criminal justice system’.

Over many years he has been consistently listed as a top practitioner in his chosen fields.

Biodicersity and Environment Reporter, The Guardian

Patrick Greenfield is a biodiversity and environment reporter for the Guardian writing about biodiversity loss and the climate crisis.

Patrick has a master’s degree in International and Development Economics from Yale University and before working at the Guardian, he was a producer with CNN.

He was part of the Guardian's COP26 reporting team in Glasgow and is covering negotiations for the biodiversity COP15 which will take place in Montreal, Canada in December 2022.

Community Affairs Correspondent, The Guardian

Aamna Mohdin is the Guardian's Community Affairs correspondent covering race and inequality.

She has broken stories on accusations of sexual abuse by the DJ Tim Westwood, the plight of Brent in the COVID19 pandemic which led to £1m of extra NHS funding for the London borough, and led the Guardian's Young, Black and British series in 2020.

Mohdin studied biology and has a masters in science communication from Imperial College London.

She is currently on book leave writing a memoir documenting her journey as a child refugee from Somalia to the UK, which will be published by Bloomsbury in 2024.

Audio-visual artist & Psychotherapist

Stephen Rudder is an award-winning audio-visual artist and psychotherapist with clients including, UNESCO, The Museum of London Group, National Trust, Welcome Collection, The British Council, and The Arts Council.

His powerful installation "Black Men's Minds" in collaboration with black men from various backgrounds, who have had mental health challenges, has opened the UK conversation around mental well-being and generational trauma in the black community.

Chief Executive Officer, Survera

A UCL Medical student, with a BSc in Global Health and MSc in Health Data Science Dr. Beckley has a strong interest in evaluating and validating health technology research and is determined to design new experiences in healthcare for everyday people.

Throughout his studies, he became increasingly aware of how the healthcare system is skewed. His search for answers led to the publication of ‘The Bias Diagnosis’ a five-part Audible original podcast which examines the disparity in outcomes between white and minority ethnic patients.

Ivan is also an NHS clinical entrepreneur as CEO of Suvera, a healthcare company enabling virtual care for people with long-term conditions in the UK.

Co-founder, Syrona Women

Chantelle Bell is a British entrepreneur and a graduate of the Bioscience Enterprise postgraduate course at The University of Cambridge.

In 2018, Bell was named as one of Forbes Top 50 women in Tech for Europe. Bell was also named in the Financial Times' list of the 'Top 100 minority ethnic leaders in technology.'

Chantelle is the co-founder, of Syrona Women, a device that allows women to test themselves for cervical cancer at home.

Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer, AudioMob

Having served roles at Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan and Bloomberg, Wilfrid Obeng-Boayke also stood as Google Programmatic Account Strategist, seeing him provide Amazon, Intercontinental and Hilton with technical consulting on programmatic advertising campaigns.

A talented coder and software engineer, Wilfrid has been honoured with a number of awards, including a Rare Rising Stars accolade and most recently a Forbes 30 Under 30 award.

He is co-founder of the tech company AudioMob which is revolutionising the games monetisation space. In his spare time he enjoys public speaking, travelling and hip-hop.

Chief Executive Officer, Ruka Hair

After gaining a Bsc in Maths and Statistics from LSE and spending time as an Associate Consultant at Bain & Company, Tendai is now co-founder and CEO of Ruka Hair.

Since its launch in 2020, Ruka Hair has been shaking up the beauty industry by providing Black women with quality hair products that showcase the beauty of their natural hair texture.

Although the brand began as an online company, this year RUKA became the first Black hair extensions brand to open a store in Westfield.

Co-Founder & Managing Director, ClearView Research

Kenny Imafidon is an award-winning social entrepreneur and campaigner, described by Huffington Post UK as a “young rising star making waves in UK politics”.

He has written influential and award-winning publications and has led on innovative partnerships with global brands such as Uber, Tinder and Deliveroo, on campaigns to get young people registered to vote and turnout in UK elections and the EU referendum.

Kenny has received numerous accolades and was most recently listed in Forbes’ annual 30 under 30 list for the Social Impact. He is a trustee and advisory board member of several charities including the Queen's Commonwealth Trust.

Kenny is the co-founder and Managing Director of ClearView Research, a social and market research agency working with diverse communities that often go unheard.

General Assignments Reporter, The CNBC

Arabile Gumede recently joined CNBC International as General Assignments Reporter to cover corporate stories, politics, economics, financial markets and business news for the network’s global TV audience and digital platforms out of the London headquarters.

Arabile has worked as a financial journalist and presenter since 2011 when he started his career as a junior anchor at CNBC Africa. Subsequently, he worked as Business Anchor for eNCA and Economy Reporter for Sub-Saharan Africa at Bloomberg.

From 2018 Arabile anchored numerous shows on SABC, South Africa’s national broadcaster. Alongside this, from 2019 he hosted The Working Lunch with Arabile Gumede on Radio 702.

Before joining CNBC, Arabile also hosted a weekly show ‘Africa Trade & Business’ on Business Day TV, South Africa’s most-watched business news TV channel.