Oxford’s celebrations were led by the Bodleian Libraries and the University’s Department of Computer Science, working with colleagues in the Mathematics Institute, Oxford e-Research Centre, Balliol College, Somerville College, Faculty of English and The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH). The unique breadth and depth of Oxford’s expertise brings a variety of perspectives to understanding Lovelace, and the dynamic intellectual community of which was she was a part, whose ideas have shaped our thinking on modern computing.
About the Organisers The Ada Lovelace Celebration was coordinated by:
- Professor Ursula Martin CBE, University of Oxford, with the assistance of advisers
- Professor June Barrow-Green, Centre for the History of the Mathematical Sciences, The Open University
- Professor Tom Melham, Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford
- Professor Adrian Rice, Randolph-Macon College
- Professor Dave de Roure, Oxford e-Research Centre
- Professor Sally Shuttleworth, Faculty of English, University of Oxford
- Dr Madeline Slaven, Bodleian Libraries
We gratefully acknowledge support from the Bodleian Libraries, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of English, Mathematics Institute, Balliol College, Somerville College and TORCH in the University of Oxford. We gratefully acknowledge external sponsorship from ACM, AdaCore, AHRC, British Computer Society, Clay Mathematics Institute, EPSRC, Google, IMA, London Mathematical Society, the John fell Oxford University Press (OUP) Research fund and the Constructing Scientific Communities: Citizen Science in the 19th and 21st Centuries project, funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council, and Queen Mary University of London’s cs4fn project.