Stephen Hawking at the Oxford Union

  • Event Start: 14th November 2016, 8:00pm
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** Please note that this event is only open to members of the Oxford Union ** JOIN NOW: https://www.oxford-union.org/joining/join Professor Stephen Hawking Monday 14th November 2016, 8pm The most renowned physicist and cosmologist in the world, Professor Stephen Hawking is currently Director of Research at the Cambridge University Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. Alongside Roger Penrose, he showed that Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity implied space and time would have a beginning in the Big Bang, and an end in black holes. He was awarded the CBE in 1982, and has also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He was diagnosed with ALS, a form of Motor Neurone Disease, at the age of 21. He was given two years to live, and is now aged 74. Given the successful trial last year, the following queueing system will be implemented for the visit Professor Stephen Hawking: • There will be 200 free tickets available for collection from the General Office from 10.30 am on Friday 11th November 2016 • Every member is entitled to pick up a ticket for themselves and for one other member, until the allocation of 200 tickets runs out. • One ticket will be issued per membership card presented, up to a maximum of two (i.e. if you are collecting a ticket for another member, you must have their membership card with you). • All membership cards will be scanned, and failure to present your membership card will automatically annul your right to a ticket. • A majority of tickets (at least 250 seats) in the Chamber will still be available on a first-come-first-served basis on the day of the event itself. • All ticket holders must have taken their seats at least 1 hour before the start of the event (i.e. before 7pm). If they have not, then their place shall be redistributed to another member.