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Stephen Hawking’s thesis and wheelchair sell for $1 million

FILE PHOTO: Fine-art handler Tom Richardson poses with a motorised wheelchair belonging to British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking ahead of an auction of items from Hawkings’ personal estate at Christie’s in London, Britain October 30, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – A motorized wheelchair used by the late British physicist Stephen Hawking sold at auction on Thursday for almost 300,000 pounds ($391,740.00) while a dissertation raised nearly twice that at a sale to raise money for charity. Famed for his work exploring the origins of the universe, Hawking died…

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Stephen Hawking’s thesis and wheelchair sell for $1 million

FILE PHOTO: Fine-art handler Tom Richardson poses with a motorised wheelchair belonging to British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking ahead of an auction of items from Hawkings’ personal estate at Christie’s in London, Britain October 30, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – A motorized wheelchair used by the late British physicist Stephen Hawking sold at auction on Thursday for almost 300,000 pounds ($391,740.00) while a dissertation raised nearly twice that at a sale to raise money for charity. Famed for his work exploring the origins of the universe, Hawking died…

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Stephen Hawking personal effects fetch £1.8m at auction

Image copyright Christie’s Image caption A copy of Prof Hawking’s best-selling book, signed with a thumbprint, was among the items up for sale Personal effects of Stephen Hawking, including a signed copy of his 1965 PhD thesis, have raised more than £1.8m at auction. A total of 22 items owned by the Cambridge physicist, who died in March, were auctioned by Christie’s. The copy of his thesis titled Properties of Expanding Universes – one of only five – was sold for £584,750 An early wheelchair raised £296,750 for charity and…

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Stephen Hawking’s thesis, wheelchair heading for auction

LONDON (Reuters) – From a copy of his PhD thesis to his wheelchair, items belonging to Stephen Hawking are headed for auction, offering fans of the late British physicist famed for his work exploring the origins of the universe a chance to buy some of his possessions. Known for his acclaimed research on black holes, the wheelchair-bound Hawking, who suffered from motor neurone disease and used an electronic voice synthesizer, died in March at the age of 76. “On the Shoulders of Giants”, which also features documents penned by Isaac…

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Stephen Hawking’s thesis, wheelchair heading for auction

Fine-art handler Tom Richardson poses with a jacket belonging to British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking ahead of an auction of items from Hawkings’ personal estate at Christie’s in London, Britain October 30, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville LONDON (Reuters) – From a copy of his PhD thesis to his wheelchair, items belonging to Stephen Hawking are headed for auction, offering fans of the late British physicist famed for his work exploring the origins of the universe a chance to buy some of his possessions. Known for his acclaimed research on black holes,…

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Stephen King horror adaptation to be filmed in Tredegar

Image copyright Blaenau Gwent Film Academy Image caption Cerys Cliff and Alfie Evans were behind the idea and will lead the production of Stationary Bike – which appeared in the Just After Sunset collection of short stories A Stephen King story is set to be turned into a film in Tredegar – adding to its growing reputation for supernatural and horror movies. The Stationary Bike, published by The Shining and Misery author in 2003, will be adapted for the screen and filmed around the town. Blaenau Gwent Film Academy said…

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Stephen Port: Officers refuse to answer watchdog’s questions

Image copyright Family handout Image caption Port, now 43, from Barking in east London, was sentenced to a full life term in November 2016 All but one of 17 Met officers under investigation for the initial response to the serial killer Stephen Port refused to answer questions during interviews with the police watchdog. In November 2016 Port was convicted of murdering four young men. Police ignored chances to catch him earlier, with the deaths not treated as murders until weeks after the last one. The Independent Office of Police Conduct…

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UKIP councillor Stephen Searle guilty of killing wife

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Stephen Searle was elected to Suffolk County Council in 2013 Former UKIP councillor Stephen Searle has been found guilty of murdering his wife. Searle, 64, strangled his wife Anne to death at their home in Stowmarket, Suffolk, on 30 December. The ex-Royal Marine denied killing Mrs Searle, 62, after she found out about his affair with their son’s partner but was found guilty by a jury at Ipswich Crown Court. Searle will be sentenced at a later date. Source link

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UKIP councillor murder trial: Stephen Searle had affair

Image copyright Facebook Image caption UKIP member Stephen Searle was elected to Suffolk County Council in 2013 A former UKIP councillor strangled his wife to death after she discovered he was having an affair with their son’s partner, a court has heard. Stephen Searle, 64, denies murdering Anne Searle, who was found suffocated at their home in The Brickfields, Stowmarket, Suffolk, on 30 December. Andrew Jackson, prosecuting, said the discovery of the affair “would have put considerable strain on the marriage”. Ipswich Crown Court jurors were told Mr Searle said…

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Stephen Lawrence killer to get damages

Image copyright PA Image caption David Norris is serving a life sentence for Stephen Lawrence’s murder One of Stephen Lawrence’s killers has settled a claim with the Ministry of Justice after he was attacked in prison. David Norris suffered a broken nose and ribs at HMP Belmarsh in 2011 where he was being held on remand ahead of his trial for murder. He sued for damages, reported to be £10,000, after the assault. Norris and another man, Gary Dobson, were found guilty of murdering the teenager in a racist attack…

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