Ada, Countess of Lovelace: computer pioneer | University of Oxford

Ada, Countess of Lovelace: computer pioneer

Event date
17 Nov 2015 to 23 Dec 2015
Event time
9:00 - 17:00
Venue
Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3BG
Venue details

Blackwell Hall

Event type
Exhibitions
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Not required

A unique display celebrating Byron’s daughter Ada, Countess of Lovelace (1815–52), who wrote with remarkable foresight about the potential of Charles Babbage’s calculating machine, including what is often called the first computer programme. It is based on collections held in the Bodleian Library and the Oxford Museum of the History of Science. See Ada Lovelace’s childhood letters, correspondence with Charles Babbage and newly discovered mathematical notes and images.