Although Hawking was an atheist, the funeral took place with a traditional Anglican service.
Mankind's greatest achievements have come about by talking, and its greatest failures by not talking.
They compromised on Natural Sciences and Stephen went up to Oxford at the young age of 17 in 1959.
And it was thought for quite some time that these disorders were limited to motor neurons.
One of his final research studies, entitled A smooth exit from eternal inflation? In St Albans, the eight-year-old Hawking attended for a few months.
Hawking was regularly interviewed for print and television.