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Stephen Hawking at Work

This special display revealed incredible objects from Professor Stephen Hawking’s office.

Stephen Hawking at Work gave an insight into the working life of the world-renowned theoretical physicist. The extraordinary contents of Hawking’s office, which was acquired for the nation by the Science Museum Group in May 2021, were on show for visitors to discover.

Highlights of the display included a rare copy of Hawking’s PhD thesis, his spectacles, which were specially adapted to aid communication, and even an invitation to the time travellers' party Hawking hosted.

Object gallery