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Keynote by Dr Stephen Hawking makes front page news in Korea

Professor Stephen Hawking and Lucy Hawking were guest speakers at Kyunghyang Forum in Seoul to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Kyunghyang Shinmun last week.

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Dr Stephen Hawking appeared as a hologram, as his health no longer allows him to travel, alongside his daughter, Lucy, on stage in Seoul for the event. Together they produced a keynote speech that delighted the audience and made the front page of Kyunghyang Shinmun, Korea’s biggest daily newspaper which attracts 1.3 million visitors daily. 

The event entitled, “The New Normal Era: Innovation & Insights,” took place at the Lotte Hotel Crystal Ballroom in Sogong-dong, Seoul on September 28th and explored the future of science and technology.

 

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The Hawkings’ keynote speech was organised by our very own, Raleigh Addington, Managing Director (APAC), who thoroughly enjoys helping event organisers bring Stephen and Lucy to the stage.

He said: “I’m delighted that we were able to bring Lucy’s enriching insights and Dr Hawking’s expertise to Seoul for such a important occasion.”

Stephen’s holographic image is broadcast from his own home in Cambridge, UK (see above), so that he can appear on stage next to his eldest daughter, Lucy. Watch the full keynote given by Dr Hawking at the Kyunghyang Forum.

Lucy’s keynote expanded on her father’s points but emphasied the need for science to remain a fundamental part of children’s education, highlighting “George’s space series,” that she co-wrote with her father, as an example of how stories can be used to engage children in space exploration and discoveries.

From all accounts, the event was a huge success and we’re thrilled to be working with Lucy and Dr Stephen Hawking on their speaking engagements worldwide.

If you’d like to book the same keynote, or something similar, for your next event anywhere in the world, please send us a quick email with your proposed dates and budget. Please note that due to his health Dr Hawking can only attend events via video link or as a hologram.

 

 

About Lucy Hawking:

Lucy Hawking uses story-telling to help audiences understand and engage with science. Lucy is the creator of the George Greenby books, a series of adventure stories which use dramatic story-telling to explain complex science to young audiences. Lucy has collaborated with several distinguished scientists on the George Greenby series, including her well-known father, the theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking. Translated into 40 different languages the books have each met with rave reviews. Lucy is currently working with Canadian animation studio DHX media to develop the series into an animated television series. Read more >>

 

About Stephen Hawking:

Professor Stephen Hawking is widely regarded as one of the world’s most brilliant theoretical physicists. His best-selling books for a general audience have given an appreciation of physics to millions, and have probed the origins of the cosmos, the nature of time and the universe’s ultimate fate.  Read more >>

 

 

 

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We’re so excited to be representing Lucy Hawking

Chartwell is delighted that the best selling science author and writer Lucy Hawking has joined our roster of exclusive speakers.

Lucy is a terrific story-teller who loves explaining complex science to non-science audiences. She has spoken around the world – in 2015 she keynoted at the Sydney Opera House alongside a hologram of her father, the theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking.

Lucy also has a strong diversity narrative, drawing in part on her experiences as a carer for her father and autistic son. She argues that incorporating perspectives from the margins – be they those of a woman in a male-dominated environment like science, or that of a disabled person interacting with able bodied colleagues – can greatly enhance the creativity and productivity of teams in all walks of life.

Watch Lucy speaking with her father in Sydney:

 

For more information, or to book Lucy Hawking as a speaker for your conference or event, please contact Alex Hickman at alex@chartwellspeakers.com or call 0044 (0) 20 7792 8004.

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