Former St Albans student Steven Hawking makes BAFTA appearance

PUBLISHED: 10:36 09 February 2015 | UPDATED: 10:36 09 February 2015

Stephen Hawking (far right) at St Albans School

Stephen Hawking (far right) at St Albans School


Former St Albans School student Professor Stephen Hawking was the surprise guest at the BAFTA awards ceremony in London last night.

He joined Felicity Jones, who starred as his wife Jane in the film The Theory of Everything, as a presenter at the awards held in the Royal Opera House.

And despite the fact that he uses a speech generating device after being diagnosed with a form of motor neurone disease when he was a young man, he still managed to crack a joke aimed at presenter Stephen Fry.

Professor Hawking, who wrote A Brief History of Time, met his first wife Jane, a pupil of St Albans High School, through his sister with whom she was a friend. The couple, on whose story The Theory of Everything is based, married in 1965.

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Herts Advertiser. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Herts Advertiser