Hello! We are Hawking House and our house is led by Mr Javid. Stephen Hawking epitomises many of the characteristics that Stratford School Academy want our pupils to have. He has been resilient, courageous, hardworking and adaptable. Click here to find out about the Hawking House prefects.
Stephen Hawking is a world renowned scientist whose work has hugely increased the understanding of black holes. He was responsible for many hugely popular scientific books that helped us push science into the mainstream. When he was 21 he was diagnosed with ALS: a disease which he was told, would kill him within the next 5 years. Some 40 years later, although wheelchair bound he continues to write, give lectures and remains a professor at Cambridge University where he held the title of Lucasian Professor of Mathematics until 2009.
Professor Hawking has become one of the most credible, influential scientific minds in the world and has an undeniably strong will to persevere to reach success in life. This is shown in some of his quotes:
‘Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.”
“One of the basic rules of the universe is that nothing is perfect. Perfection simply doesn’t exist..without imperfection neither you nor I would exist.”
“Remember to look up at at the stars and not down at your feet. Never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. If you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don’t throw it away.”