The British Council in partnership with Siyahi Presents Lucy Hawking in Conversation with Anushka Ravishankar
An evening with Lucy Hawking as she breaks down science to children
through a simple art form
New Delhi, 23 August 2015: The British Council, UK’s international organization for cultural relations and educational opportunities in partnership with Siyahi brings to you an evening with Lucy Hawking in conversation with Anushka Ravishankar today at the India International Centre.
In conversation with Anushka Ravishankar, Lucy will break down science to children through a simple art form.
In 2007 Lucy Hawking co-authored with her father Stephen Hawking George’s Secret Key to the Universe, an adventure story about a little boy called George who finds away to slip through a computer-generated portal and travel around the solar system. She went on to write three more books in the George Greenby series, which present complex concepts of space, physics and time through dramatic storytelling, making science accessible and enjoyable to a young readership.
Gill Caldicott, Director Operations, British Council India said: “The British Council is delighted to welcome Lucy Hawking, one of the world’s best science writers for children, to India. The conversation between Lucy and Anushka Ravishankar promises to be exciting fare. We are happy to support Siyahi in bringing the UK-based author to Delhi for this event as making connections between the UK and India is key to our work in cultural relations.”
Lucy spent a year as Distinguished Writer in residence at the Origins Project, ASU where she was also Visiting International Scholar at the Institute of Humanities Research. She is also a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society in recognition of the work she has done in explaining science to a young audience.
Anushka Ravishankar is a mathematics graduate and has made a name for herself internationally as an Indian children’s writer, with over 10 books of verse, fiction and non-fiction. Her special talent is in the area of nonsense verse, where she brilliantly adapts this difficult genre to Indian English usage, without a false note. Anushka Ravishankar can be said to have pioneered the Indian English nonsense verse form and brought it to international attention. She recently returned from a UK tour with Children’s Laureate, Michael Rosen, at the Children’s Bookshow.