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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

    Head of House: Mr D Johnson

    Head Girl: Alanna O'Reilly 

    Deputy Head Boy: Jasper Lett-Charnock

    Assistant Head Girl: Esosa Omoruyi

    College Prefects

    Maryfrances Pat-Odoeme, Isabella Bonacorsi, Ariane Wood, Gabriela Pullara, Antonio Scarpati,

    Ethan Fordham, Peter Nicks, Oscar Power-Stone, Johan Regy

    House Prefects

    Steph Combacal, Sofia Perez-Rodriquez, Sara Egrtova, Rebecca Kalemaj, Kate Ford, Abbie Lumsden, Fatima Timera, Alice Forsythe, Rory Lloyd, Justin Almeida, Jack Dunphy, Will Wood, Alfie Norton, Angeline Clemence, Christina Aby, Gemma Price

    House Captains

    Ethan Fordham and Alanna O'Reilly

    Assistant House Captains

    Alfie Welch and Valerie Pat-Odoeme

    Tutor Groups

    Year 8

    8BZW - Miss Way
    8BJAH - Mrs Hicks


    Year 10
    10BJP - Mrs Pascoe
    10BJLS - Mr Lewis

    Year 9

    9BAW - Miss Walsh
    9BJMB - Mr Barlow


    Year 11

    11BLB - Mr Bogle
              11BSGJ - Mrs Glyn-Jones           




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