March 2018

Professor Stephen Hawking, world renowned theoretical physicist and cosmologist died in Cambridge on March 14th.  Born on 8th January 1942 he had been a fellow of Gonville and Caius College for 52 years.  His funeral will take place at the University Church of Great St. Mary on 31st March, and his ashes will be interred near those of Sir Isaac Newton in Westminster Abbey at a thanksgiving service later this year.

Regular visitors to this site will know of the Cobbold family’s long association with Caius being alma mater to some 22 family members.  Humphrey (#645 on the web tree) and Nicola (#910) Cobbold who are both members of the Stephen Hawking circle posted this picture together with their valedictory message:

Farewell to an extraordinary human being – an inspiration in pretty much every way one can imagine.

Rest in peace

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