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Ada Lovelace Day Live! 2015

13 October 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm


This year’s Ada Lovelace Day Live! our annual ‘science cabaret’ in celebration of women in STEM, will be held at Conway Hall on the evening of 13 October. Playing host to the UK’s most fabulous women in STEM, ALD Live is an entertaining evening of geekery, comedy and music suitable for women and men, and girls and boys over the age of 12. If you’d like to enjoy a taster, take a look at our videos from 2014 and 2013!

Our confirmed speakers include:

Abigail Hutty

Abbie Hutty

Abbie Hutty is senior spacecraft structures engineer on Airbus’ ExoMars Rover Project. She gained her master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at Surrey University where she received several awards and prizes for her achievements, including for her master’s thesis on the use of composites in spacecraft structures. She joined Astrium at Stevenage, now Airbus Defence and Space, as a mechanical engineer in 2010, and now leads a team of specialists in the design of the ExoMars Rover Vehicle Structure. In 2013, she was selected as the IMechE’s Young Member of the Year and later named as the IET’s Young Woman Engineer of the Year.


Dr Jen Gupta

Dr Jen Gupta

Dr Jen Gupta is an astrophysicist and science communicator based in the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation at the University of Portsmouth. Jen loves to talk about space to anyone who will listen, and in her spare time can be found presenting planetarium shows at the Winchester Science Centre and helping to organise the Winchester Science Festival.

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Dr Suze Kundu

Suze Kundu Credit: Ed Prosser, Royal Institution

Dr Sujata Kundu is a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Materials at Imperial College London. A nanochemist both literally and professionally, Suze’s research focuses on materials that can capture solar energy. She gives regular public lectures, is a presenter on the Discovery Channel, and is a contributor for Forbes Science and Standard Issue Magazine.

Web – Twitter

Suw Charman-Anderson

Suw Charman-Anderson Credit: Paul Clarke

Suw Charman-Anderson is the founder of Ada Lovelace Day, an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths. Suw is also a social technologist and, as one of the UK’s social media pioneers, has worked with clients worldwide. A freelance journalist, she has written about social media, technology and publishing for The Guardian, CIO Magazine and Forbes. She also co-founded the Open Rights Group in 2005.


Helen Arney

Helen Arney, photo credit: Steve Ullathorne Credit: Steve Ullathorne

Once again, we are delighted to confirm that comedian Helen Arney will be our compère for the evening. This will be Helen’s fifth Ada Lovelace Day Live!, and she has been one of the driving forces behind it. We’re very happy to have her back!

Helen is a self-professed geek songstress, who writes maths and science-inspired comedy songs and performs across the UK as herself, and with “Festival of the Spoken Nerd”.


We’ll be announcing more speakers over coming weeks!


Thanks to our sponsor Slack, we will be offering a number of scholarships to people who would otherwise not be able to attend due to financial issues. Find out more!


We are very grateful to our venue partner this year, the Conway Hall Ethical Society. At over two hundred years old, it is the last remaining freethought society in the world, and the only ethical society in the UK. The Society is an educational charity whose object is the advancement of study, research and education in humanist ethical principles. Conway Hall provide a range of activities, open to all, including lectures, exhibitions, performances, debates, courses and classical music concerts. There’s even a library & archives too!


13 October 2015
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Event Category:


Ada Lovelace Day


Conway Hall
Red Lion Square
London, United Kingdom
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