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University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies


Each year the student who produces the best research dissertation for the MPhil in Multi-disciplinary Gender Studies will be awarded the title of Bell Scholar in recognition of outstanding scholarship. Lady Primrose and Sir David Bell are at the heart of the Centre's development and we are enormously grateful to them for all their support and guidance.

 Sir David Bell


Lady Primrose Bell


The Bell Scholars 2022-23: Annabelle Clawson and Gabrielle Colangelo



We are delighted to announce that Annabelle Clawson and Gabrielle Colangelo have been jointly awarded the title of Bell Scholar 2022-23 in recognition of their outstanding research dissertations, Sister-Wife Suffragettes: Political Activism in the Woman's Exponent and Lesbians Take Photographs: Tessa Boffin’s Lesbian and Queer Dyke Safer Sex Representations, 1985-1993, respectively, both of which received the joint highest Distinction mark on the MPhil in Multi-disciplinary Gender Studies 2022-23.

Many congratulations to Annabelle and Gabrielle on this great achievement.