Hawking House

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    Stephen Hawking

Stephen William Hawking was born in Oxford, England on January 8, 1942. Stephen enjoyed mathematics and science in school where he earned the nickname “Einstein.” At University College, Oxford Stephen was awarded a first class honours degree in Natural Science. He then moved on to research Cosmology at Cambridge University. To date, Professor Hawking has 12 honorary degrees, is the recipient of many awards and prizes and was awarded a CBE in 1982. Whilst working on his PhD at Cambridge University, he began to have health issues. A series of tests revealed that Hawking had a disease called Motor Neurone Disease. At the time, the doctors said he only had a few years to live. Despite this, Hawking has lived a full and productive life with the help of science and modern medicine.

Hawking House students will approach college life with the same determination shown by Stephen. Hawking House students will be aspirational learners who like Hawking will not let obstacles stand in their way, using every opportunity to achieve and be recognised for their success and have the courage to take on new challenges whatever they may entail.

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    Miss Steph Murphy

    Hawking House Leader

House Leader – Miss Steph Murphy

Worked at HTCS – 10 years

Subject Specialism – Communications

My Mission – My mission is to provide students with a range of opportunities so that they are able to showcase their talents and make a difference both in college and within our community. It is of the upmost importance that we help develop aspirational, courageous and resilient young people who will make meaningful contributions to society.

Contact smurphy@hightunstall.hartlepool.sch.uk

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    Alice House Hospice

    Hawking House Charity

Alice House Hospice, the brainchild of local woman Alice Bendle, first started delivering services to the local communities in 1987; her vision is still at the heart of what we deliver each and every day. The hospice sets out to ensure that every person, to the last moment of their life is treated with dignity and respect and given the support and care they need; the patient is at the heart of all of our activities.