Worcester – Ada Lovelace (1815-1852): The First Computer Programmer?


7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Speaker: Dr. Kim Stansfield

In her short life, Ada Lovelace, estranged daughter of Lord Byron, is considered by many today to be a pioneer in programming for general computing. A modern programming language, Ada, is named in her honour. She worked closely with the better known Charles Babbage, who developed one of the first mechanical computers.

In the talk, Kim will discuss Ada’s incredible achievements; he will also look at the wider issue of how women were perceived in her generation, and how she was arguably the most creative technologist of her day.

Doors open at 7.30pm for coffee and cake, and the talks will begin at 8pm.

Location: Worcester Baptist Church, Baptist Church House, Sansome Walk, Worcester WR1 1LN.