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Lord Mayor attends lecture of astrophysicist Dame Jocelyn Bell

Date: 10 Sep 2021

Category: Culture and arts


Lord Mayor Councillor Kate Nicholl pictured with Dame Jocelyn Bell and Professor Alistair Adair

Lord Mayor of Belfast Councillor Kate Nicholl visited the Ulster Museum recently to meet prize winning astrophysicist Dame Jocelyn Bell.

Dame Jocelyn Bell was in Belfast to present a lecture entitled ‘We are made of star stuff’ to the Belfast Natural History and Philosophical Society.

Founded in 1821, the Society exists to promote the Sciences and Arts, through its programme of lectures and other events, and is the only Society promoting the love of knowledge and owning its own historic space in Ireland.

Dame Jocelyn’s lecture launched the celebrations planned for the Society’s Bicentenary.  These include an illustrated publication giving the Society’s history and explaining its collections which are now in the Ulster Museum, as well as outlining the lives of many distinguished past members.

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