Lucy Hawking is an author and journalist who works with world-leading scientists to write adventure stories which explain complex science in simple terms to young readers. Lucy has written six books in the George Greenby series, where George and his friend Annie travel across the universe to fight the forces of evil, using the scientific information, facts and theories they learn along the way. The books are translated into over 40 languages. There is also a 26-part animated television series in development with Canadian media group DHX, with an online universe of educational content, exploring science and technology through gaming and multi-platform activities.
With a background in journalism, Oxford graduate Lucy Hawking regularly gives talks on popular science for young audiences across the world. She has won the Sappio Prize for Popularising Science and was invited to speak at NASA’s 50th birthday celebrations. She has been awarded the 2015 Medal for Science Communication by the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, and in July 2015 she was given an honorary doctorate in science (DSc) by Queen Mary University, London. While visiting Sydney, Lucy hosted the first ever science lecture given by hologram at Sydney Opera House!
In 2015, Lucy won a grant from the UK Space Agency to create resources for elementary school children, called the Principia Space Diary, encouraging engagement with STEM subjects, themed around space travel. The Principia Space Diary reached over 90,000 primary school students and is now in its second edition. Recently, the Space Diary was shortlisted for an Arthur C. Clarke award for Education and Outreach. In June 2017, Lucy was honoured for her contribution to science and technology in education by the New York Amsterdam News Educational Foundation. She is currently making a virtual reality film about autism with the Guardian media group in London.