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Ada Lovelace talks

Ada Lovelace talks

Today would have been the 200th birthday of famous mathematician and ‘mother of computing’, Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron’s daughter.

Local historian David Heathcote presented two talks within the church, celebrating the life, works and legacy of this ‘enchantress of numbers’, as she was known.

She is best remembered for her work with Charles Babbage, creator the first mechanical computer but as David’s talk highlighted, she was a formidable intellect, whose legacy is far greater than the translation and support she provided to the engineer of the Difference Engine.

The main picture shows a cameraman from NottsTV news, who came to church whilst David was rehearsing.