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Extraordinary Women: Ada Lovelace by Professor Ursula Martin, a BRLSI event

4 March @ 7:30 pm 9:00 pm

Ada Lovelace

Ada Lovelace: The Making of a Computer Scientist

Sometimes referred to as the world’s first computer programmer, Ada Lovelace has become an icon for women in technology. But how did she acquire the knowledge and expertise to become a pioneer of computer science? The answer lies in the archives of Oxford’s Bodleian Library, which reveals a talented and inquisitive child growing into a serious scientist with a remarkable knowledge of cutting-edge mathematics and scientific developments.

Professor Ursula Martin, Fellow of Wadham College, Oxford.  Professor Martin is recently retired from Oxford’s Mathematical Institute, where she researched a variety of topics at the intersection of mathematics and computer science. Her work on Ada Lovelace has let to several papers and a recent book, Ada Lovelace: The Making of a Computer Scientist.

More about BRLSI

The Bath Royal and Literary Scientific Institution (BRLSI), supports Science, Literature and Art to the City of Bath and now, thanks to the power of digital technology, the wider world. They provide a community hub for those interested in cultural activities and a host of smaller cultural societies that meet in our building. As if that were not enough, they also maintain a rich geographical and ethnological collection of world renown and importance. BRLSI are celebrating their 200th anniversary this year. Find out more about what is happening

16-18 Queen Square
Bath, Bath & North East Somerset BA1 2HN United Kingdom
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