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Ada Lovelace at 200

Today marks the 200th birthday of the pioneering thinker and computer programmer, Ada Lovelace. Her impact on cultural and scientific production is clearly vast, vaster by far than we have time or space to go into here, but do have a look at this excellent piece on… 249 more words

Ada Lovelace Documentary online

A very nice documentary about Ada Lovelace, presented by matheamatician Hannah Fry! On the BBC website, unfortunately only available until tomorrow 10pm:



The soul in letter writing

What cannot letters inspire? They have souls; they can speak; they have in them all that force which expresses the transports of the heart; they have all the fire of our passions. 556 more words

30 Film Females: The Young Victoria (2009)

It’s the old story: girl meets boy, girl becomes queen, girl loses boy.  In royal biopic The Young Victoria, we catch a glimpse of what goes on behind those gilded doors with a sympathetic portrayal of the titular monarch by… 72 more words

30 Film Females

The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage

Ada Lovelace was born in the early 1800’s, daughter of Lord Byron.  Convinced that she was possessed of the dangerous and erratic Byron genes, her mother Anne Noel set Ada on a strict diet of math tutoring from a young age, forbidding her the study of poetry, lest it awake in her the same demons that compelled her wildly erratic father.     518 more words