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October 2, 2012
Did you know that Ada Lovelace day was 16 October 2012?

Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace (1815-1852), more often known now as Ada Lovelace was a mathematician, involved in pioneering work on the analytical engine with fellow scientist, Charles Babbage.  She is sometimes known as the world’s first computer programmer!   Coincidentally, she was also the only legitimate daughter of Lord Byron, the poet.


On 16th October there will be an entertaining Ada Lovelace day event (ticketed) held at the IET Savoy Place.  The IET library has books on both Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage.  Why not, pop in and take a look sometime. Search our library catalogue to check what we have. 


The IET Archives has original (and quite eccentric) correspondence from Ada Lovelace to Michael Faraday, for whom she had much admiration. The IET Savoy Place houses a portrait of a portrait of Ada – so we have a lot of “Ada connections”!


Enjoy Ada Lovelace day  and support the hundreds of women in science and technology both in the past and today.



Edited: 03 October 2012 at 12:49 PM by Cathy Firebrace


    Posted By: Cathy Firebrace @ 02 October 2012 04:46 PM     General  

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