New Speaker: Lucy Hawking

February 14, 2020 | Katrina Hinrichsen

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We're thrilled that Lucy Hawking will be joining us at Women of Silicon Roundabout this year! Find out more about the 'shero' and what she will be speaking about at the conference, alongside 200 other inspiring leaders in tech and business.


About Lucy Hawking: English Journalist, Novelist, Educator and Philanthropist

Lucy is best known as a children's novelist and science educator, and also happens to be the daughter of theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking and writer Jane Wilde Hawking.

We love her use of story-telling to help audiences understand and engage with science – particularly as it's so important to nurture a child's interest in STEM as early as possible. 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.

She has collaborated with several distinguished scientists on the George Greenby series, including her well-known father. The books have been translated into 40 different languages and each met with rave reviews. Lucy is currently working with Canadian animation studio DHX media to develop the series into an animated television series.

Lucy is dedicated to philanthropic work, spending a year as the Distinguished Writer in residence at the Origins Project, ASU where she was also Visiting International Scholar at the Institute of Humanities Research. Lucy is a trustee of the Autism Research Trust which supports the work of Cambridge neuroscientist Simon Baron Cohen and his team, investigating the causes of autism. She has many other charitable interests and seeks to support people and their families with autism and Motor Neurone Disease.

Over the years Lucy has won various awards and accolades. In 2015, she was made a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society in recognition of the work she has done in explaining science to a young audience. In the same year she was awarded the UNSW medal for Science Communication as well as an honorary doctorate of sciences by Queen Mary University of London. The honour was in recognition for her work in making science accessible and entertaining for a young audience she also won the Sapio Prize for popularising science in 2008.

If you're interested in finding out more about Lucy Hawking ahead of Women of Silicon Roundabout, you can watch a portrayal of her childhood in the 2014 hit film The Theory of Everything, or view her amusing TedTalk on Science and Storytelling.


What will she be speaking about at Women of Silicon Roundabout?

Lucy Hawking will be leading a discussion on the latest and future scientific trends. Make sure you don't miss the opportunity to hear her insights and potentially even speak with her in-person! Her talk will take place on the first day of the conference - June 16 at the ExCeL, London.



Do you have a question you'd love to ask Lucy Hawking?

Get in touch with us to share your burning questions that you'd love to ask Lucy Hawking regarding her fantastic work or life experiences. You might even get the chance to have your question answered!


Who else is speaking?

We're so excited to be welcoming 200 influential speakers to Women of Silicon Roundabout 2020 to share their unique experiences, actionable insights and thoughts on how to shape the future of the tech industry.

In addition to Lucy Hawking, we have an ever-growing list of 'shero' women joining us over the two days at the ExCel. From discovering how to lead with Col Dame Kelly Holmes, Double Olympic Champion, to learning from incredible female founders such as Claire Davenport, CEO of Not on the High Street and Sara Murray OBE, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Buddi, there will be so many valuable takeaways to help you positively impact your career!

Don't miss out on hearing from some of the most inspirational women in the industry! Join 7,800 other attendees at the world's largest conference series for women in the technology sector.

We have limited discounted Super Early Bird passes available for Women of Silicon Roundabout, taking place on 16-17 June at the ExCeL, London. Secure your seat now!


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