The lecture, part of Channel 4’s diversity lecture series, will address issues around gender identity. Jenner, 68, will in the footsteps of the actors Idris Elba and Riz Ahmed who have previously spoken about belonging to minority groups and working class at once. A spokesman for the channel said: “The aim of the Channel 4 diversity lecture is to raise awareness and stimulate public debate about diversity issues. Caitlyn Jenner is one of the most high-profile transgender people in the world and her transition brought transgender issues into the mainstream, helping to stimulate debate and increase awareness”. The lecture comes at the start of the broadcaster’s Genderquake season, two weeks of program which they hope will inspire further discussions about gender identity issues. Jenner has proved a controversial choice among some to give the talk.