Councillors at Cambridge City Council will be debating a motion brought by Labour Councillors Peter Roberts and Peter Sarris at the Full Council meeting on Thursday 19 April to consider a lasting public tribute to Professor Stephen Hawking who died on 14 March 2018.  If agreed by councillors, the council would work with the Hawking family, Gonville and Caius, his department and the University of Cambridge as well as engaging with Cambridge residents to ensure the widest support for the scheme.

Councillor Roberts said: “Professor Stephen Hawking was a brilliant physicist who opened up the universe to people all over the world whilst his personal courage and tenacity inspired many facing their own challenges and showed that the human mind has no limits.  He was also a proud resident of Cambridge and a wonderful ambassador for our city. We hope that we can work with his family and colleagues on a fitting tribute to a rare genius and a much loved resident of the city.”

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