13 October 2015 — 24 December 2015
Blackwell Hall, Weston Library (Map)
This display celebrates Byron’s daughter Ada, Countess of Lovelace (1815–52), who wrote with remarkable foresight about the potential of Charles Babbage’s calculating machine, including what is often called the first computer programme. It is based on collections held in the Bodleian Library and the Oxford Museum of the History of Science. See Ada Lovelace’s childhood letters, correspondence with Charles Babbage and newly discovered mathematical notes and images.
Image: Ada Lovelace (engraving based on portrait by Alfred Edward Chalon, 1840s)
Monday to Friday 8.30am-5pm
For more information about Ada Lovelace Bicentenary events in Oxford, visit https://blogs.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/adalovelace/.
Admission freeDisplays; Free events