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Ada Lovelace Day Live 2013

Ada Lovelace Day

Tuesday, 15 October 2013 from 18:00 to 23:00 (BST)

London, United Kingdom

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
General entry Ended £15.00 £0.00
Friends of Imperial College London
For Imperial College London staff, professors, lecturers, and their friends and families.
Ended £5.00 £0.00
Student, OAP, other concession Ended £5.00 £0.00
Reception, drinks
Pre-performance reception drinks included in ticket price.
Ended £25.00 £0.00
Donor, drinks
Pre-performance reception drinks included, plus donation to support Ada Lovelace Day.
Ended £100.00 £0.00
Donor, non-attending
For those who can't attend, but would still like to support Ada Lovelace Day.

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Event Details

Ticket sales end at 8pm, Monday 14 October. Tickets will be available on the door (cash only) until just before performance begins at 7pm.

This annual celebration of women in science, technology, engineering and maths is hosted this year by Imperial College London and features a stellar line up. With live demos, biomedical wonders, neuroscience, inspiration, laughter and song, Ada Lovelace Day Live is an event not to be missed!

Our amazing performers include:

  • Fran Scott, a science communicator who designs demos for CBBC, live stage shows and the Science Museum.

  • Prof Molly Stevens, a leading bioengineer from Imperial College London whose work includes growing human bones in the lab.

  • Hazel Gibson, a geologist studying how geological processes affect our lives, and who is out to prove that women and geology is a combination that rocks!

  • Chi Onwurah, engineer, MP for Newcastle, and Shadow Cabinet Office Minister with responsibility for cybersecurity.

  • Leila Johnston, a comedy writer, technologist, maker and broadcaster who encourages us to ‘do things we’re not supposed to’.

  • Prof Sophie Scott, a cognitive neuroscientist and standup scientist who studies laughter, from brain scanners to comedy clubs.  

  • Dr Bernadette Byrne, a molecular membrane biology researcher at Imperial College London, who is exploring the science of our own cells.     

…plus more names to be announced.

The evening will be compered by comedian and geek songstress Helen Arney, who has pledged to use her physics degree and ukulele only for good. After all, with great power comes great responsibility.

Reception and cash bar

Doors open at 6pm for the reception in the Queen's Tower Rooms where you can enjoy a relaxed drink before the performance in the Great Hall. There is a cash bar for the General, Friends of Imperial College London and Concession ticketholders, whilst all Reception and Donor tickets include drinks.   

Try your hand at table-top experiments performed by Imperial’s very own science buskers during the reception and interval, or browse the books on sale. Also on display will be a series of photographic portraits from the ‘100 Women – 100 Visions' exhibit, celebrating women scientists and engineers from all academic levels at Imperial College London.

Join us after the performance 

The performance begins at 7pm and will run until approximately 9.30pm. Afterwards, there will be a party, with a cash bar for all ticket types, in the Queen's Tower Rooms until 11pm. 


We have a number of sponsorship options available for both this event and our webiste for companies or philanthropists who would like to support our work. Please do get in touch if you are interested.  

With thanks to our partners

Thanks to our partners Imperial College London, the Biochemical Society, Texas Instruments, Element 14, Libertine, I'm A Scientist, Who Made Your Pants?, and Wikimedia UK for supporting Ada Lovelace Day and making this event possible. 


Can I bring my children?

Ada Lovelace Day Live! 2013 is suitable for children aged 12 or over. 

I've got a Reception ticket. Are drinks included in my ticket price? 

Both Reception tickets include three drinks - wine, beer or soft drinks - during the pre-event reception, but not drinks at the afterparty, when you will be able to buy drinks at the cash bar. 

I've got a Donor ticket. Are drinks included in my ticket price? 

The cost of your ticket covers any drinks during the pre-event reception, interval and at the afterparty.

Is there food?

We had hoped to be able to give people the option to pre-order food, but unfortunately our sponsors for that option withdrew so we are no longer able to provide food on the night. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience.

I want to donate, but I hear Eventbrite doesn't process payments until after the event. Can I donate directly? 

You're quite right - Eventbrite doesn't process the money from ticket sales or donations until five days after the event is over, and it takes another five or so days for that money to hit our bank account. If you'd like to support us in the run-up to Ada Lovelace Day - which is when we most need it! - then please get in touch with Suw Charman-Anderson directly. 

Do you have questions about Ada Lovelace Day Live 2013? Contact Ada Lovelace Day

When & Where

Great Hall, Sherfield Building
Exhibition Road

United Kingdom

Tuesday, 15 October 2013 from 18:00 to 23:00 (BST)

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Ada Lovelace Day

Ada Lovelace Day is an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and related fields. Join us on 15 October at our flagship event in London, or organise your own locally! 

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