Published: Wed, March 21, 2018
Research | By Jody Lindsey

Stephen Hawking to Be Buried at Westminster Abbey Alongside Newton and Darwin

Stephen Hawking to Be Buried at Westminster Abbey Alongside Newton and Darwin

The abbey long ago ran out of room to bury people: the last person whose ashes were interred there was Sir Laurence Olivier in...

'Charles Darwin was buried beside Isaac Newton in 1882.

The service will be held in the prestigious institution's Great St Mary's church, a short distance from Gonville and Caius College, where where he worked at unlocking the secrets of the universe for more than 52 years.

"Other famous scientists are buried or memorialised nearby, the most recent burials being those of atomic physicists Ernest Rutherford in 1937 and Joseph John Thomson in 1940", Mr Hall said.

British physicist Hawking died aged 76 on March 14 after a cosmic career in which his mental genius transcended his physical disability.

'We believe it to be vital that science and religion work together to seek to answer the great questions of the mystery of life and of the universe'.

Following his death, Cambridge University described him as "an inspiration to millions".

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Family, friends and colleagues will be invited to the private funeral service, which takes place at 2pm. "So, the service will be both inclusive and traditional, reflecting the breadth and diversity of his life", they added.

In a statement, his children Lucy, Robert and Tim said: 'We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today.

All lovely and upbeat so far, but one implication of the paper is that, if it does turn out to be provable, in his final paper, Professor Stephen Hawking has predicted the death of our universe - the theory has it ultimately running out of energy and fizzling into nothingness, the whole universe reduced to less than a memory.

"For this reason, we have chose to hold his funeral in the city that he loved so much and which loved him".

The church is close to Gonville and Caius College, where Prof Hawking had been a fellow for more than 50 years.

The Cambridge University professor suffered from neurodegenerative disease ALS, and spent most of his adult life in a wheelchair, becoming a role model for disabled people.

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