Timetable

The timings for the day are as follows:

9.30-10 Arrivals

10-10.15 Opening remarks

10.15-11.15 Panel 1: Artistic Legacies

  • Imogen Forbes-Macphail, “‘A sentimental mathematical correspondence: Ada Lovelace’s writing”
  • Anne Loveridge, “‘Unweave a rainbow’: Ada Lovelace and the poetic mystery of science”

11.15-11.30 Coffee

11.30-12.30 Panel 2: Computing

  • Melissa Highton, “Wikipedia and the ‘trouble with girls’: Edit in the name of Lovelace”
  • Carlo Ierna, “Lovelace and Descartes on the limits and possibilities of thinking machines”
  • Jane Waite, “Mrs Lovelace teaches year 2 computing”

12.30-1.30 Lunch

1.30-2.30 Keynote address by Professor Sharon Ruston

2.30-3.30 Panel 3: Ada’s Brains

  • Madelaine Schurch, “Ada Lovelace, mania, and visionary scientific imagination”
  • Lesley Gray, “Magnets and mesmerism: Ada Lovelace at the cusp of reason and romance”
  • Rebecca Barnes, “Serious play with Babbage and Lovelace: Lovelace’s role in shaping Babbage’s heuristic turn of mind”

3.30-3.45 Coffee

3.45-4.45 Panel 4: Public Engagement

  • Stewart Cromar, “LEGO Lovelace: Building a modern icon”
  • Katherine Platt, “Lovelace at the Science Museum”
  • Georgina Ferry, “‘If my wave can…follow & touch yours…’: Broadcasting the letters of Ada Lovelace”

4.45-5.45 Roundtable discussion with Professor Sharon Ruston, Professor Richard Holmes, and Sydney Padua

5.45-6 Closing remarks

Anyone with an interest in Lovelace is welcome to attend. Registration, at a cost of £10, can be found here. Registration closes on 23 November 2015.

For more information please contact adalovelaceworkshop@ell.ox.ac.uk

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