You MUST register for an account and log in BEFORE adding your own events, or your data will be lost when you click ‘submit’. Logging in not only helps reduce spam, it will also allow you to edit your events later


Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Ada Lovelace: The Programmer, the Maths, and the Myths

26 October 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Ada Lovelace is widely celebrated as “the first programmer”, the “enchantress of numbers” whose unique “poetical science” enabled her to make startling predictions about modern computing in a famous 1843 paper about Charles Babbage’s proposed analytical engine.

In this talk, Professor Ursula Martin (CBE FRSE, University of Oxford) will separate fact from myth, talk about what the famous paper actually says, and look at Lovelace as a member of a dynamic community of nineteenth century British scientists.

In particular, she will high-light recent work on Lovelace’s mathematical “correspondence course” with Augustus De Morgan, which shows a sophisticated mathematical education and understanding, enabling her to write the paper and pursue many other mathematical and scientific interests.

The event is open to all but aimed at a 16+ audience.

Time: 6:30pm


This event is part of our October 2017 festival ‘Computing History: Where did all the Women Go?


26 October 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Event Category:


Centre for Computing History
01223 214446


Centre for Computing History
1 Rene Court, Coldhams Road,
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB1 3EW
+ Google Map
01223 214446


If you have any questions about the Ada Lovelace Day events calendar, or have any other problems, please email us. Please note that you CANNOT add an event without registering for an account or logging in FIRST.

Register for an account. | Log in.