I like reading Stephen Hawking because you gain knowledge, it is really interesting and you cannot stop reading, and you would never guess the things he talks about in his books. In this biographical descriptive essay I am going to be discussing some of Stephen Hawking's childhood and family. Then, I am going to be discussing Stephen Hawking's disease. I am also going to be discussing how he started writing and became and author. Lastly, I am going to be discussing some events in his life.
Firstly, I will be discussing Stephen Hawking's childhood, family, and his education. Stephen Hawking was born on 8 January 1942 to Frank and Isobel Hawking. Both of his parents went to Oxford University. The met after the beginning of World War II at a medical research institute where Isobel was working as a secretary and Frank as a medical researcher. Hawking's parents lived in High Gate but when London was under attack during the Second World War, his mother went to Oxford to give birth safely. He has two younger sisters, Philippa and Mary and an adopted brother, Edward. Stephen Hawking began his schooling at the Byron House School. In 1950, Hawking and his family moved to St Albans, Hertfordshire. He was eight years old and he attended St Albans High School for Girls for a few months because at that time, younger boys could attend one of the houses. In St Albans, the family was considered highly intelligent. While eating their meals they all read silently. They lived in a large, cluttered, and poorly maintained house. When they were returning to England, Hawking attended Radlett School for a year and from September 1952, St Albans School. The family placed a high value on education. Hawking's father wanted his son to go to Westminster School. But when he was 13 years old he was really sick on the day of the scholarship examination. His family could not afford the school fee, so Hawking remained at St Albans.