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Stephen Hawking to appear at Glastonbury Festival

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Pop culture's favourite professor is to appear at Glastonbury Festival this year, organisers have revealed.

Professor Stephen Hawking has made cameos in The Simpsons and Monty Python and now will appear at the festival's Kidz Field this summer.

Glastonbury Festival runs from 24th-28th June and is held on Worthy Farm in Somerset.

Tickets for this year's event sold out in a record-breaking 26 minutes.


Redmayne: Spending time with Stephen Hawking a 'great honour'

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Eddie Redmayne said that spending time with Stephen Hawking and his family in preparation for his role in The Theory of Everything was "one of the great honours" of his life.

The British actor won a Golden Globe for best actor in a drama for his portrayal of the celebrated physicist.

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Prof Stephen Hawking backs assisted suicide bill

Professor Stephen Hawking has backed the Assisted Dying Bill that will be debated in the House of Lords today.

Professor Stephen Hawking has backed the the Assisted Dying Bill. Credit: David Davies/PA Wire

The 72-year-old scientist told BBC it was "discrimination against the disabled to deny them the right to kill themselves that able bodied people have."

The Bill proposes allowing doctors to prescribe a lethal dose to terminally ill patients judged to have less than six months to live.

Professor Hawking, has motor neurone disease, said it would be "wrong to despair and commit suicide, unless one is in great pain, but that is a matter of choice."

Peers are set to debate the former Labour Lord Chancellor Lord Falconer's bill today.

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