The Life Of Stephen Hawking

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The Life of Stephen Hawking
Stephen Hawking. A bright student, a brilliant physicist, a brave man. The life of Hawking is full of ups and downs, peaks and valleys, enlightened intelligence, and devastating disabilities. (I’m still working on this bit) Stephen Hawking was born on January 8, 1942 in Oxford, England. His parents - Frank and Isobel Hawking- resided in London, though because World War II was in full swing at this point, they decided along with many others, that it would be safer to raise a family in Oxford. Both of his parents were well educated, had a hunger for travel, and were involved in political activism. They passed their enthusiasm and passion for these things onto their children.Witherbee, Amy. "Stephen Hawking." Stephen Hawking (Great Neck Publishing) (2006): 1. MasterFILE Premier. Web. 13 Oct. 2015.)
Hawking began his studies in the spring of 1958, at a private school near his home. As the years passe , Stephen excelled in all areas of his studies, especially math and science. As he was nearing the end of his early education, the time was approaching for him to take his A level exams which were a series of exams taken by students with the desire to attend college. (Witherbee) Stephen wanted to attend Oxford like his father, but unlike his father, he wanted to study the natural sciences instead of medicine. He was so eager to get there that he decided that he wanted to take the Oxford…

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