Dr Jane Hawking, Stephen Hawking’s wife for over twenty years, is a writer and lecturer. Hawking studied languages at the University of London’s Westfield College and met Stephen Hawking through mutual friends in the early 1960’s. The two were married in 1965.
Hawking received her PhD in medieval Spanish poetry in April 1981 from Westfield College and her book At Home in France was published in 1994. She then wrote and published her memoir Travelling to Infinity, in 2002 which became an Oscar-winning movie in 2015 under the title The Theory of Everything.