Miscellany and Trivia

Anecdotes about Stephen Hawking – One

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Stephen as a boy

Born in Oxford on January 8 1942 - 300 years after the death of astronomer Galileo Galilei -Professor Hawking grew up in St Albans, Hertfordshire. After being diagnosed with a rare form of motor neuron disease - amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) - at the age of 22, Hawking was given just a few years to live.