Celebrating Ada Lovelace Day


October 10th, 2017

Tuesday 10 October 2017 marked Ada Lovelace Day – a day focused on celebrating Ada Lovelace, the gifted mathematician recognised for creating the first computer programme and foreseeing a digital future.

To celebrate, there events have been scheduled to take place at the University today, including:

  • A panel discussion on careers in physics in the 21st century, held from 4:00pm-6:00pm Tuesday 10 October at C5 Physics
  • A school colloquium celebrating the work of another 19thcentury female scientist, Mary Sommerville, held from 4pm Wednesday 11 October at B13 Physics

We’ve also created a new blog explaining more about Ada Lovelace Day and why it is celebrated.

The blog includes a new video from Dr Dov Stekel, an expert in Integrated Systems Biology in the School of Biosciences, discussing Lovelace’s contribution to science, women’s role in science, and why he thinks so highly of her.

To find out more, visit the News Room.

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