Celebrating Women in Computer Science

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The event celebrates the life of a mathematician and scientific visionary who was tutored and mentored by Mary Somerville as well as women in science more generally.

Keynote addresses will be delivered by Jennifer Widom (Fletcher Jones Professor and Chair of the Computer Science Department, Stanford University) and Ursula Martin (CBE, Professor of Computer Science, University of Oxford).


Speakers will include:

Cecilia Mascolo, Professor of Mobile Systems at the University of Cambridge

Ulrike Sattler, Professor in Computer Science, University of Manchester

James Essinger, author of Ada Lovelace, A Female Genius: How Ada Lovelace started the Computer Age (2013)


The celebration will be chaired by Mason Porter (Tutor in Applied Mathematics at Somerville). It is open to Oxford alumni and students, Somerville Fellows, secondary school teachers and students, and a limited number of members of the public. Registration will be from 10am.

Somerville College will also be staging a small exhibition focused on Ada Lovelace’s literary life – Lovelace exchanged letters with Mary Somerville over a number of years.

Click here to view the event poster.

Ada Lovelace

Contact email: adalovelace@some.ox.ac.uk
Audience: Open to all