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Daughter calls for Professor Stephen Hawking's Cambridge office to be preserved

Professor Stephen Hawking's famous office at Cambridge University should be preserved as a "teaching tool", according to his daughter.

On Good Morning Britain today (June 13), Lucy Hawking gave her first television interview since the scientist's death in March, aged 76.

In it, she paid tribute to her father's determination, academic brilliance - and fierce fondness for mischief.

"When he was a little boy he threw stink-bombs, and then when he got older he threw metaphorical stink-bombs!"

– Lucy Hawking

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She said that Professor Hawking had refused to let motor neurone disease "define him" and that he "bore his challenges with enormous dignity".

She also called for his world-famous office at Cambridge University's Gonville and Caius College to be preserved for others to learn from.

"I think it should be preserved in its entirety in the detail of where objects were placed. Perhaps it could be used in a narrative sense - this is the room, this is where he worked - but also as a teaching tool."

– Lucy Hawking