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Sharing stories for Ada Lovelace Day 2016

Painting of Ada Lovelace

Ada Lovelace

10 October 2016

The University of Bristol is joining an annual celebration of women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Maths (STEMM) as part of Ada Lovelace Day on 11 October 2016.

This day, named in honour of the world’s first computer programmer, aims to inspire women to pursue careers in these subjects by sharing stories and events about of female engineers, scientists, technologists, medics and mathematicians. The University is encouraging its own large community of women, both staff and students, working in STEMM subjects to get involved by sharing stories about what or who inspires them, providing an insight into their professional lives.

The School of Mathematics is celebrating the day with a special Ada Lovelace Day Public Talk - Data science: drinking from the firehose with Miranda Mowbray of Hewlett Packard Labs whose research interests include machine learning applied to computer network security and ethics for Big Data analysis.

From blog posts and tweets to Facebook and Flickr albums, University staff and students will be sharing tales of their inspiration across the social media landscape during the day using #UoBinspired @BristolUni and #ALD16 @findingada.

Further information

For further information on Ada Lovelace Day, visit  The University encourages all STEMM women, both staff and students, to get involved. Information about the campaign is available from the Public Relations Office – email

Find out more what the University’s Equality and Diversity Team is doing to support women in STEMM.

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