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St. Bede's Catholic College

ST Bede's

Catholic College

    Bell Burnell House


    Jocelyn Bell Burnell, née Bell (1943- ), British radio astronomer, co-discoverer of the pulsar.

    Susan Jocelyn Bell was born in Belfast, on July 15, 1943, and educated at the University of Glasgow and the University of Cambridge, where she gained a doctorate in 1968. In 1967, while she was a research student of Antony Hewish, she noticed an unusual regularity in the records of signals picked up by the Cambridge radio telescope from astronomical sources. This led Hewish to postulate the existence of pulsating radio stars, subsequently known as pulsars. They are believed to be extremely dense, fast-spinning neutron stars. Bell Burnell was awarded the Herschel Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1989, and was professor of physics at the Open University between 1991 and 2001. She was president of the Royal Astronomical Society from 2002 to 2004 and became a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2003. In 1999 Bell Burnell was made a CBE; in 2007 she was created a dame. 


    House Team

    College Prefects

    Alfie Welch, Valerie Pat-Odoeme, Sharon Joseph

    Jayan Semper Irving, Niamh Whitford, Zach-Axel Ponce

    Morella Wallis, Harry James, Izzie Richardson and Isabel Braithwaite 

    House Prefects

    Alice Neild, Ola Horomanska, Charlie Groves

    Finley Cummings, Maeve Robinson, Ellie Rockell

    Rosie Turvey, Isabelle Green, Leanna Turner

    Robert Korwjwo, Antosha Parry, Max Bartlett, Mia Yeo and Isabella Yeo

    House Captains

    Alfie Welch and Valerie Pat-Odoeme

    Assistant House Captains

    Tom Stephens and Millie Griffiths

    Tutor Groups

    Year 8

    8BHJS - Mr Shellard
    8BJC - Mrs Cannon


    Year 10
    10BAW - Miss Walsh
    10BLB - Mr Bogle



    Year 9

    9BHC Miss Cox
    9BJAH - Mrs Hicks 


    Year 11

                    11BJLS - Mr Lewis               11BJP - Mrs Pascoe






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