Ben Maughan

I studied for GCSEs and A-levels at Wolverley from 1991 to 1996 when it was still a high school. I had a fantastic time there. I was very well-supported by the teachers and have several friends from school that I still see often. I took Maths, Further Maths and Physics at A-level which was a great preparation for my degree in Astrophysics at Cardiff University. I got a first class degree and then went on to do a PhD at Birmingham University where I studied clusters of galaxies in the distant universe using X-ray telescopes. Following my PhD I was awarded a NASA research fellowship and moved to Boston (US) to continue my research at the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics.

After three years in America I moved to the University of Bristol as a lecturer, and I have been there ever since. I am now a Reader in Astrophysics, and my time is split between continuing my research on clusters of galaxies, super-massive black holes and cosmology, and teaching undergraduate students. I currently lecture courses on Oscillations and Waves to first year students and High Energy Astrophysics to third year students. I am also the admissions tutor for Bristol Physics, which means it is my job to make sure we get the best possible students to come and study Physics with us. I hope to see some Wolverley students coming to join us in the future!

Bryn's Blog

11/01/2018

December 2017
As we approach the end of a long, busy and very successful term I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a very happy Christmas… Read more

09/11/2017

November 2017
As a scientist, I can boldly say that global warming may be a widely accepted phenomena for a warming trend on earth.... Read more

30/10/2017

October 2017
For my October blog, I would like to raise the subject of school funding which remains high on our agenda.... Read more

18/10/2017

September 2017
On Friday 15th September, over 125 students from Wolverley CE Secondary School pitched up their tents and prepared for Wolverley’s… Read more

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08/01/2018

New Head Students!
Your new Head Students have been voted as Ella Holden and Brandon Bayliss. Brandon would like to introduce activities during lunch times… Read more

08/01/2018

Pearl Of Africa
On Wednesday, 29th November 2017 we were very lucky to have the Pearl of Africa Choir..... Read more

28/12/2017

Age Mix
The start of the new academic year has seen the introduction of new Senior and Junior Partners to AGE MIX.... Read more

21/09/2017

Year 7 Camp
On Friday 15th September, over 125 students from Wolverley CE Secondary School pitched up their tents and prepared for Wolverley’s… Read more

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