Grace Hopper – the lazy programmer who changed the world

 by Steven Albury As the father of a 4 year old girl fascinated by how things work (she likes ‘deconstructing’ her toys to work out how they go together) I wanted to contribute something as part of Ada Lovelace day. … Continue reading

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Tom Stoppard’s ‘Arcadia’ (Oxford Playhouse 16th – 19th October)

If Ada Lovelace Day grabs your interest, then book a ticket for the Oxford Student Company production of Arcadia at the Oxford Playhouse 16th – 19th October. First performed at the National Theatre, Arcadia is an Olivier Award winning masterpiece … Continue reading

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Public Lecture: A celebration of women in astronomy

On the evening of the 15th october, following Oxford’s Women in Science Wikipedia Editathon, attend Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell’s public lecture celebrating women in astronomy. Dame Jocelyn  discovered pulsars, the by-products of supernova explosions which make all life in … Continue reading

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What is an edit-a-thon?

A wikipedia edit-a-thon is a scheduled time where people edit Wikipedia together, whether offline, online, or a mix of both; typically focused on a specific topic, such as science or women’s history; a way to recruit new Wikipedians and teach … Continue reading

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Welcome to Ada Lovelace Day, Oxford

The 15th October marks Ada Lovelace Day, an international day to celebrate the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). This site will share events and resources at the University of Oxford that raise the profile of … Continue reading

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Engaging women in computer science

There is a piece in this week’s Times Higher about the challenges of engaging young women in computer science ‘How to switch on the IT girls‘, and another in the Guardian about the female IT brain drain. The article suggests that: “Women … Continue reading

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