Stephen Hawking’s funeral to take place at the University Church of St Mary the Great, Cambridge

The funeral of Professor Stephen Hawking CH CBE FRS FRSA will take place at the University Church of St Mary the Great, Cambridge, on the 31st March 2018 at 2pm.

The private funeral service will be attended by Professor Hawking’s family, friends and colleagues.

Professor Hawking’s children Lucy, Robert and Tim said: “On behalf of our whole family we want to express our huge gratitude to all the wonderful tributes to our father and to those who have sent us messages of condolence.

“Our father lived and worked in Cambridge for over 50 years. He was an integral and highly recognisable part of the university and the city. For this reason, we have decided to hold his funeral in the city that he loved so much and which loved him.

“Our father’s life and work meant many things to many people, both religious and non-religious. So, the service will be both inclusive and traditional, reflecting the breadth and diversity of his life.

“We would like to thank Gonville & Caius College, Trinity College and the University of Cambridge for their assistance with our father’s funeral service.”


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