Hidden histories: Oxford’s female computing pioneers

27th February 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Join us in Oxford Mathematics on 27th February 2020 for a talk and discussion celebrating the Bodleian Libraries’ release of interviews by Georgina Ferry of some of Oxford’s female computing pioneers.

Some remarkable women shaped Oxford computing: Dorothy Hodgkin won the Nobel Prize for work on insulin; Susan Hockey pioneered digital humanities; Shirley Carter, Linda Hayes and Joan Walsh got the pioneering software company NAG off the ground in 1970; and female operators and programmers were at the heart of the early large-scale computing efforts powering 20th-century science.

4.30pm: Welcome tea
5.00pm: Professor Ursula Martin – Hidden histories: Oxford’s female computing pioneers
5.45pm: Panel discussion chaired by science writer Georgina Ferry and featuring some of the the pioneers themselves

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27th February 2020
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