Attended Edinburgh University to read Zoology and was awarded a B.Sc. in 1923.
Dr Dame Honor Bridget Fell attended Edinburgh University to read Zoology and was awarded a B.Sc. in 1923.She stayed on to study for her PhD and it was during this period that Professor Francis Crew, then the Director at the Institute of Animal Breeding, recognised her potential and recommended that she spent time at Cambridge with Dr. T. S. P. Strangeways to learn the techniques of tissue culture.
In 1923 she was offered a place at the Strangeways Laboratory and she never returned to Edinburgh.
Fells work in the development of organ cultures allowed scientists to examine the characteristics and reactions of cells without risking the cells of living human organs