Ada Lovelace

Ada Lovelace Day: Celebrating the achievements of women in science, technology engineering and maths.


Augusta Ada King,

Countess of Lovelace (10 December 1815 – 27 November 1852)

English mathematician and writer, and collaborator on Charles Babbage’s early mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine.

Ada Lovelace Day this year will be held on Tuesday 14 October. Over the coming year, will develop into a resource for women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), as well as for parents, teachers and lecturers who care about encouraging girls and young women to enter the STEM disciplines.

For more information on FindingAda and Ada Lovelace:


Twitter: @FindingAda

Facebook: FindingAda

Interested in learning more about women in STEM ?

Have a look at our reading list of books and special collections in the Library:

Material on Ada Lovelace

Conceving Ada

Leeson, Lynn Hersman. (1997)

(DVD Collection) 791.43737

Ada Byron Lovelace: To Dream Tomorrow

Arnholtz , C Frances, Fuegi, J. (2003)

(DVD Helpdesk Collection) A34

Documenta (13): Ada Lovelace

Krysa, Joasia. (2011)

(Special Collections) SCP 709.051 DOC/LOV

Ada a Life and a Legacy

Stein, Dorothy. (1987)

510.92 STE

The Bride of Science

Woolley, Benjamin. (1999)

510.92 WOO

Francis, J Fuegi J. 2003 Lovelace and Babbage and the Creation of the 1843 ‘Notes’ IEEE Computer Society Washington DC

Charles Babbage Pioneer of the computer

Hyman, Anthony. (1982)

510.92 HYM

Material on Daphne Oram

The Daphne Oram Archive

Please refer to or come a speak to a member of staff in the Special Collections and Archives office.

An individual note : of music, sound and electronics

Oram, Daphne (1972)

(Special Collections) 789.9 ORA

The Woman from New Atlantis (Article)

Wilson, Dan. The Wire Magazine London (No. 330, Aug 2011)

780.5 Periodicals

Daphne Oram

(Special Collections) Women’s Art Library Artist File

The Daphne Oram Tapes, Vol. 1

Oram, Daphne (2012)

CD 7838

Oramics / Daphne Oram.

Oram, Daphne (2007)

CD 6052-53

Four aspects / Daphne Oram.

Oram, Daphne. 2003.

CD 5011-12

Not necessarily “English music” : a collection of experimental music from Great Britain, 1960-1977.

Leonardo music journal (Vol 11, 2001) CD 7457

An anthology of noise and electronic music : second a-chronology, 1936-2003.

Sub Rosa (2003)

CD 5011-12

Women in Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Technology

Women Composers and Music technology in the United States

Hinkle-Turner, Elizabeth. (2006)

Ashgate Aldershot

780.973082 HIN

Women of Mathematics: A Bibliographic Sourcebook

Campbell, P Grinstein, L. (1987)

Greenwood Press Inc. Westport

510.92 WOM

Women in Science, Engineering and Technology: Three Decades of UK Initiatives

Alison Phipps (2008)

Trentham Books Ltd

331.4815 PHI

Women in Science: A Social and Cultural History

Ruth Watts (2007)

Routledge 509.2 WAT

Cyberfeminism and Artificial Life

Kember, Sarah. (2003)

Routledge London

113.8 KEM

Complexities: Women in Mathematics

Anne M. Leggett (2005)

Princeton University Press

510.92 COM

Scientists Anonymous: Great Stories of Women in Science

Patricia Fara (2007)

Wizard Books

(School Practice Collection) 509.2 FAR

Feminism and Science (Oxford Readings in Feminism)

Evelyn Fox Keller (Editor), Helen E. Longino (1996)

OUP Oxford

Nobel Prize Women in Science: Their Lives, Struggles, and Momentous Discoveries

Sharon Bertsch McGrayne (2001)

Henry (Joseph) Press

Margaret Alic 2001 Hypatia’s Heritage: A History of Women in Science from Antiquity to the Late Nineteenth Century The Women’s Press Ltd

H. Patricia Hynes 1990 Reconstructing Babylon: Essays On Women And Technology. Earthscan Publications Ltd

Portrait of Ada Lovelace is courtesy of Creative Commons


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