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Ada Lovelace, the Calculating Countess

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Ada Lovelace, the Calculating Countess

A talk by Hugh Beavin

Ada Lovelace was Byron's only legitimate daughter. She spent the first part of her life at Kirkby Mallory Hall in Leicestershire, and subsequently became a prominent scientist and mathematician. She worked with Charles Babbage in the 1840s on his ‘Difference Engine’, the first manual computer, and is regarded as the first computer programmer. She was also a poet and linguist.

Hugh Beavin graduated in Modern History and Politics from Sheffield in 1967, and has taught history in England and Canada. He was editor of the Hinckley Historian for 35 years, and author of The Book of Hinckley and The History of Hinckley Cottage Hospital. He is founder and past chairman of Hinckley Local History Group and one of the founders of Hinckley and District Museum, of which he was formerly chairman and is now president.

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