The Professor Hawking Fellowship Committee announce 2022 recipient as Professor Brian Cox

October 2022

The Professor Hawking Fellowship Committee is delighted to announce that Professor Brian Cox is the recipient of the 2022 Professor Hawking Fellowship.


The Fellowship Lecture will take place in the historic Cambridge Union Society debating chamber on Wednesday 16th November 2022. The event will be open to all members of the Cambridge Union both in-person and via the Union’s online livestream service. Professor Cox will also speak to a Chamber of local school children before delivering the Fellowship lecture later in the day.


Professor Cox’s commitment to academia, and his unparalleled work to educate and inspire the next generation towards an interest in physics, making science truly and genuinely accessible for those who might have never otherwise discovered a passion for it, make him stand out as the recipient for this year’s Fellowship. The Union are delighted that Professor Cox has agreed to address local school children as part of his Fellowship acceptance.


The Cambridge Union Society’s Michaelmas President, Ms. Lara Brown, remarked: “We are honoured to announce that Professor Brian Cox will be our 2022 Hawking Fellow. I’m so grateful that we are able to use the prestigious Hawking Fellowship to honour a Scientist whose contributions to science education have been peerless. Professor Cox, having been mentored by Stephen Hawking himself, will carry on the legacy and spirit of this award through his brilliant work to make physics genuinely accessible – inspiring millions towards a field they might never have considered. We are particularly grateful to be part of this project, and I’m really looking forward to Professor Cox’s address to Cambridge school children which will take place in our chamber as part of his fellowship award. It is remarkably fitting that Professor Cox’s most recent book, which will be published in October, works to expand on much of Professor Hawking’s ground-breaking research. Professor Cox’s contributions to the field are numerous and incalculable.”