Officials for ceremonial occasions

Ceremonial Officers, or Bedells, are members of University staff whose role is to organise and lead the ceremonial aspects of graduation ceremonies.

Bedells are University staff, ranging from junior staff to professors, hall wardens, bursars, librarians and other support staff. The Public and Ceremonial Office encourages applications for Bedell's throughout the year. Further information on the the role of a Bedell (PDF, 132kB) is available. Please note that a Bedell is entitled to two paid annual leave days per year for their service.

If you would like to express an interest in becoming a bedell, please get in touch in the first instance with Emma Henry, Events Officer, Public & Ceremonial Events via emma.henry@bristol.ac.uk

Bedells

Dr Susan Hooper (Marshal)

Dr Gordon Gray (Deputy Marshal)

Dr Martin Crossley Evans

Dr Kieran Flanagan

Dr Susan Long

Dr Gilbert Howe

Dr Vincent Smith (Mace-Bearer)

Mr Michael Richardson

Dr Hind Saidani-Scott

Mrs Lynn Powell (Deputy Mace-Bearer)

Mrs Anne Rennie

Dr Tony Butler

Ms Sally Meadows

Dr Chris Whiting

Dr Kirsty Merett

Mrs Yvonne Olver

Mr Charles Gunter (Deputy Mace-Bearer)

Mr Stephen Bourke

Mrs Maria Tottle

Mrs Emma Dowman

Dr Adrian Longstaffe

Mr Christopher Warren

Dr Nina Couzin

Mr Peter Robbins

Ms Kirsty France

Miss Julia Richardson

Dr Helena Hoyle

Mrs Mia Gibson

Mrs Hazel Carrington

Mr Iain Hallam

Miss Jen Provis

Dr Claire Connor

Ms Kit Leighton-Kelly

Ceremonial Officers, or Bedells, are members of University staff whose role is to organise and lead the ceremonial aspects of graduation ceremonies.
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