Ada Lovelace: the Making of a Computer Scientist | University of Oxford

Ada Lovelace: the Making of a Computer Scientist

Series
Robyn Haggard
Speaker
Professor Ursula Martin (University of Oxford)
Event date
Event time
18:00 - 19:00
Venue
Museum of the History of Science
Broad Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3AZ
Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

Ada, Countess of Lovelace, is sometimes called the world’s first computer programmer and has become an icon for women in technology. But how did a young woman in the 19th century, without access to formal school or university education, acquire the knowledge and expertise to become a pioneer of computer science?

Professor Ursula Martin’s (University of Oxford) research interests span mathematics, computer science and the humanities. She recently wrote Ada Lovelace, the Making of a Computer Scientist with Christopher Hollings and Adrian Rice. It is the first popular account of the scientific and mathematical education of Ada Lovelace.

For the Women in Science programme of events.