Lucy Hawking, author and daughter of scientist Stephen Hawking, will give the University of Birmingham’s Patrick Moore lecture on Wednesday 7th October, 6.30pm at the School of Physics and Astronomy. 

At the lecture entitled ‘Travel Through Space with Lucy Hawking – George’s Cosmic Treasure Hunt’ the audience will discover the mysteries of physics, science and the universe with George, his friends – scientist Eric and his daughter, Annie - and a super intelligent computer called Cosmos, which takes them to the edge of the black hole and back again. 

Lucy is an acclaimed author – her first children’s novel ‘George’s Secret Key to the Universe’, a humorous science fiction adventure which introduces its young readers to concepts of science non-fiction, was published in 2007 and written in collaboration with her father, Stephen Hawking, Lucasian Professor of Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at Cambridge University.  ‘George and the Cosmic Treasure Hunt’, Lucy’s second children’s book, was published earlier this year. 

The lecture is free to attend and takes place in the Poynting Building’s Large Lecture Theatre at 6.30pm on Wednesday 7th October.  Tea will be served from 6pm.  For further information visit


Notes to Editors

The talk is organised by the University of Birmingham's School of Physics and Astronomy and Astrosoc, the University's Astronomical Society and Random House Children’s Books. 


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For further information

Kate Chapple, Press Officer, University of  Birmingham, tel 0121 414 2772 or 07789 921164.