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Stephen Hawking fellowship to be awarded to Professor Brian Cox

Professor Brian Cox will be the recipient of the 2022 Professor Hawking Fellowship.

Professor Brian Cox. Picture: PA
Professor Brian Cox. Picture: PA

The fellowship lecture will take place at the Cambridge Union Society on November 16. The event will be open to all members of the Cambridge Union, both in-person and via the Union’s online livestream service. Professor Cox will also speak to a chamber of local school children before delivering the fellowship lecture later in the day.

Professor Cox is a particle physicist at the University of Manchester. He has worked on the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, as well as previously holding a Royal Society University Research Fellowship and an advanced research fellowship for the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (PPARC).

The Cambridge Union Society’s Michaelmas president Lara Brown said: “I’m so grateful that we are able to use the prestigious Hawking Fellowship to honour a scientist whose contributions to science education have been peerless.

“Professor Cox, having been mentored by Stephen Hawking, will carry on the legacy and spirit of this award through his brilliant work to make physics genuinely accessible – inspiring millions towards a field they might never have considered.”

Professor Brian Cox. Picture: PA
Professor Brian Cox. Picture: PA

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For more information on the Cambridge Union Society, visit cus.org.

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