Stephen Hawking fears talented academics with serious medical conditions may not receive the support he enjoyed due to lack of funding

Stephen Hawking fears that talented academics with serious medical conditions like his own would no longer receive the support they need to flourish due to a lack of funding.

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Grant will fund new Stephen Hawking professorship at Cambridge University – but academics fear culture of ‘greed and vanity’ as post will carry a bonus of up to £67,000 a year

Accepting a multimillion- pound grant to create a professorship in honour of Stephen Hawking would seem an easy decision. Yet some of the finest minds in Britain have become embroiled in an unseemly spat over whether it is fair to allow one Cambridge University academic to be paid more than colleagues – amid concerns that the others could be consumed by “greed and vanity”.


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Hawking boycotts Israel conference

Prof Stephen Hawking has pulled out of a high-profile Israeli conference, in support of an academic boycott of the country.
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