2015 Ada Lovelace Bicentennial Events & Books, U.K. and U.S


The bicentennial of the birth of Ada Lovelace is being celebrated in many ways, here are a few

Ada Lovelace Day is part of the 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, “</ WHO IS ADA ?>”, August 5-30, 2015, Bedlam Theater (http://www.adafringe.com/).

Somerville College, Oxford University, is hosting the Ada Lovelace Bicentenary: Celebrating Women in Computer Science on Friday, October 16, 2015. A portrait of Ada as a young girl hangs
in the Somerville College Library. (http://www.some.ox.ac.uk/192-7984/all/1/Ada_Lovelace_Bicentenary_-_Celebrating_Women_in_Computer_Science.aspx)

A new graphic novel, “The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage,” by author Sydney Padua, a London-based computer animator, was published in April of 2015

Dr. Julia Markus, professor of English at Hofstra University, has a new book, “Lady Byron and Her Daughters” (W. W. Norton & Company), coming out on October 13, 2015. The book is a startling
re-evaluation of Lady Byron’s complex life as single mother and progressive force (http://news.hofstra.edu/2015/07/07/biography-by-julia-markus-to-be-published-on-ada-lovelace-bicentenary/).