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Authorised form of nameFell; Dame; Honor Bridget (1900 - 1986)
SurnameFell
ForenamesHonor Bridget
Dates1900 - 1986
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Fowthorpe, near Filey, Yorkshire, England (22 May 1900)
Death:
Cambridge (22 April 1986)
ActivityResearch Field:
Organ culture, cell biology
Education:
Wychwood School, Oxford; Madras College, St Andrews; Edinburgh University. BSc (1923, Zoology), PhD (1924), DSc (1932)
Career:
Scientific Assistant to T S P Strangeways, Cambridge (1923); held several Research Fellowships at Cambridge; Director, Cambridge Research Hospital (1929-1970) which she renamed Strangeways Research Laboratory in honour of its founder; Fullerton Research Fellow of the Royal Society (1947); Fellow of Girton College (1955); Royal Society Research Professor (1963); Honorary Fellow, Somerville College, Oxford (1964); Life Fellow, King's College, London (1967); worked with R R A Coombs in the Division of Immunology, Department of Pathology, Cambridge University; Life Fellow, Girton College (1970); Research worker, Strangeways Laboratory (1979); Senior Biological Advisor to the Medical Research Council biophysics unit, King's College, London
Honours:
DBE 1963
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
20/03/1952
RelationshipsDaughter of Colonel William Edwin Fell, soldier, landowner and farmer, and his wife Alice Pickersgill-Cunliffe, carpenter and architect; unmarried
SourcesObituaries:
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 1987 vol 33 pp 235-259, plate, by Dame Janet Vaughan
References:
Joan Mason, 'The Women Fellows' Jubilee' in NR 1995 vol 49 pp 125-140
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/31531052
Royal Society codeNA7972
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
CMB/278/73Papers passed for publication in the Proceedings17 October 1956
RR/47/49Referee's report by Arthur Edwin Boycott, on a paper 'Chondrogenesis in cultures of endosteum' by Honor Bridget Fell9 January 1933
RR/45/24Referee's report by James Alexander Murray, on a paper 'Micro-operations on cells in tissue cultures' by Robert Chambers and Honor Bridget Fell[August 1931]
RR/53/67Referee's report by Arthur Keith, on a paper 'Experiments on the development in vitro of the avian knee-joint' by Honor Bridget Fell and R G Cantind [August 1934]
RR/55/124Referee's report by James Thomas Wilson, on a paper 'Experiments on skeletal growth and development in vitro in relation to the problem of avian phokomelia' by Honor Bridget Fell and Walter LandauerMarch 1935
RR/65/82Referee's report by John Graham Kerr, on a paper 'The origin and developmental mechanics of the avian sternum' by Honor Bridget Fell27 July 1938
RR/65/83Referee's report by James Peter Hill, on a paper 'The origin and developmental mechanics of the avian sternum' by Honor Bridget FellJuly 1938
RR/69/4Referee's report by Honor Bridget Fell and Frederick Gordon Spear, on a paper 'Effects on embryonic development of X-irradiation of rabbit spermatozoa in vitro' by Emmanuel Ciprian Amoroso and Alan Sterling Parkes1945
NLB/72/221Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr Honor [Bridget] Fell; Strangeways Research Laboratory, Cambridge27 May 1929
NLB/68/654Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir John Rose Bradford, KCMG, FRS2 October 1925
IM/GA/WS/4348Fell, Dame Honor Bridgetnd
IM/001382Visit to the Institute of Animal Geneticsnd
RR/65/84Referee's report by Alan Nigel Drury, on a paper 'The histology and self-differentiating capacity of the abnormal cartilage in a new lethal mutation in the rat (Rattus norvegicus)' by Honor Bridget Fell and Hans GrünebergJanuary 1939
NLB/72/873Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr Honor [Bridget] Fell; Strangeways Research Laboratory, Cambridge10 June 1930
NLB/68/742Copy letter from William Bate Hardy, Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Thomas Strangeways Pigg] Strangeways Esq.28 October 1925
RR/34/108Referee's report by James Alexander Murray, on a paper 'Experimental studies on the differentiation of embryonic tissues growing in vivo and in vitro.—I. The development of the undifferentiated limb-bud (a) when subcutaneously grafted into the post-embryonic chick and (b) when cultivated in vitro' by T S P Strangeways and Honor Bridget Fell2 June 1926
RR/33/116Referee's report by Henry Hallett Dale, on a paper 'Experimental studies on the differentiation of embryonic tissues growing in vivo and in vitro.—I. The development of the undifferentiated limb-bud (a) when subcutaneously grafted into the post-embryonic chick and (b) when cultivated in vitro' by T S P Strangeways and Honor Bridget FellOctober 1925
RR/33/117Referee's report by James Alexander Murray, on a paper 'Experimental studies on the differentiation of embryonic tissues growing in vivo and in vitro.—I. The development of the undifferentiated limb-bud (a) when subcutaneously grafted into the post-embryonic chick and (b) when cultivated in vitro' by T S P Strangeways and Honor Bridget Fell14 December 1925
EC/1952/06Fell, Dame Honor Bridget: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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