Sunday, 13 October 2013

Ada Lovelace - Female English Mathematician

Ada Lovelace is the perfect role model to showcase to our young ladies today who may be wondering why on earth anyone should bother with maths. Born in an era where women around the world were fighting for equal rights in many aspects of daily living including education, Ada had the privilege of being privately tutored and she developed an interest for mathematics from an early age.

Married at 19 and mother of three, she sadly passed on at the age of 36 after battling uterine cancer.

Arguably the world's first computer programmer for her work on 'notes', Ada Lovelace day is celebrated today to recognise the achievements of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

Find out about Ada here and join in the selection of events around the world.

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