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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

    Millie Griffiths

    Romily Maunder

    Chanelle Gatheru

    Emily Esteves Louw

    Ninya Rodrigues

    Viktoria Arthur

    Precious Udoh

    Eva Fernandes

    Sophie Dougall

    Liesel Moras

    Angela Kabucho

    Aoibhinn Lally


    Tom Stephens

    Leo Jotcham

    Ed Hartley

    Vittorio Parinello

    Thomas Lovett

    Ultan Palmer

    Kian Smith-Lawrence

    Allen Joju

    Oliver Stawicki

    Tutor Groups

    Year 8

    8BMMH - Mr Hansel
    8BJY - Miss Young

    Year 10
    10BABW - Mr Wood
    10BJLS - Mr Lewis



    Year 9

    9BHJS - Mr Shellard
    9BJC - Mrs Cannon

    Year 11

             11BAMD - Mrs Dyer        11BLB - Mr Bogle






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