Discovering Storm Jocelyn: The Legacy of York Mount School’s Jocelyn Bell Burnell
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Discovering Storm Jocelyn: The Legacy of York Mount School’s Jocelyn Bell Burnell

Storm Jocelyn named after astrophysicist Prof Jocelyn Bell Burnell, who discovered the first pulsating radio stars, or pulsars, in 1967.

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The real Dame Jocelyn returned to her former school in York in 2022 to speak to pupils on International Women’s Day.

She encouraged to take leadership roles and see young girls being given more opportunities to play with STEM-inspiring toys.

Professor Bell Burnell answered questions posed during a live, in-person Q&A hosted by The Mount attended by pupils from Queen Mary’s School and Terrington Hall.

Each school had prepared a short list of questions for Professor Bell Burnell and the hosting panel College Leaders opened the floor for general questions.

She strives “to be a voice for women, particularly younger women.”

She spoke candidly about her experiences of being a woman in STEM, including being overlooked for the Nobel Prize for Physics and being the second-only woman to be awarded the Copley medal.