Ursula Martin with Ada Lovelace: The Making of a Computer Scientist in St Andrews

Tuesday 8th May

  • Venue The Bookshop, 7 Greyfriars Garden, St Andrews, KY16 9HG
  • Doors open 7.40pm
  • Start time 8pm
Image of Ursula Martin with Ada Lovelace: The Making of a Computer Scientist

Widely known as the first computer programmer for her work on Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine, Ada Lovelace is an icon of women in science. Ada Lovelace: The Making of a Computer Scientist is the first detailed account of how and what Ada learned in the absence of a formal education, with Ursula Martin (the second ever female professor at St Andrews) delving into previously unpublished archival material to explore Ada’s astonishing intellectual life.