The Full Picture: Oxford in Portraits features more than 20 paintings, drawings and photographs commissioned earlier this year as part of the University’s Diversifying Portraiture project.

Mansfield Fellow and Professorial Fellow in Physics, Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell is featured in this exhibition of exceptional Oxonians. Her portrait by artist Ben Hughes hangs alongside BBC journalist Reeta Chakrabarti, human rights activist Kumi Naidoo, film and television director Ken Loach, broadcaster and charity campaigner Dame Esther Rantzen and many more.


Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell ©Ben Hughes


Bell Burnell discovered the first four radio pulsars as a postgraduate student in the late 1960’s, a discovery that has been described by one of her colleagues as “the greatest astronomical discovery of the 20th century.” She received the IOP President’s Medal in July in recognition for her “outstanding contributions to physics.”

The portraits will be on display until 7th January 2018. Free admission. 

BBC video: Jocelyn Bell Burnell doesn’t mind Nobel overlook