This event marks Professor Hawking’s 75th birthday and opens the Southbank Centre's year-long festival exploring what it means to be human in the 21st century, Belief and Beyond Belief.
Professor Hawking talks about some of his proudest accomplishments as a theoretical mathematician and physicist, and the event also launches the landmark app Stephen Hawking's Pocket Universe: A Brief History of Time Revisited.
Due to health reasons, Professor Stephen Hawking is unable to appear in person at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall on Monday 16 January.
However, we are delighted that Professor Hawking's keynote speech will be pre-recorded from his home in Cambridge and broadcast for audience members.
Broadcaster Michael Buerk hosts the evening, and he is joined by Lord Martin Rees, the Astronomer Royal, to respond live to Professor Hawking's keynote.
Illustrated by the cutting-edge design featured in the app, this exclusive evening allows the audience to rediscover A Brief History of Time in an entirely new way.