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Ada Lovelace Day Live! 2015

13th October 2015 · 7:30pm - 9:30pm

In person | Virtual event

 Ada Lovelace Day Live! 2015


Ada Lovelace Day – celebrating the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths – brings you “Ada Lovelace Day Live!” our annual ‘science cabaret’, an entertaining evening of geekery, comedy and music suitable for women and men, and girls and boys over the age of 12. If you’d like to enjoy a taster, take a look at our videos from 2014 and 2013!

Our confirmed speakers include:

AbigAbbie Huttyail Hutty

Abbie Hutty is senior spacecraft structures engineer on Airbus’ ExoMars Rover Project. She gained her master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at Surrey University where she received several awards and prizes for her achievements, including for her master’s thesis on the use of composites in spacecraft structures. She joined Astrium at Stevenage, now Airbus Defence and Space, as a mechanical engineer in 2010, and now leads a team of specialists in the design of the ExoMars Rover Vehicle Structure. In 2013, she was selected as the IMechE’s Young Member of the Year and later named as the IET’s Young Woman Engineer of the Year.


Dr Jen Gupta

Dr Jen Gupta

Dr Jen Gupta is an astrophysicist and science communicator based in the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation at the University of Portsmouth. Jen loves to talk about space to anyone who will listen, and in her spare time can be found presenting planetarium shows at the Winchester Science Centre and helping to organise the Winchester Science Festival.

Web – Twitter

Suze KunduDr Suze Kundu

Dr Sujata Kundu is a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Materials at Imperial College London. A nanochemist both literally and professionally, Suze’s research focuses on materials that can capture solar energy. She gives regular public lectures, is a presenter on the Discovery Channel, and is a contributor for Forbes Science and Standard Issue Magazine.

Web – Twitter

Suw Charman-AndersonSuw Charman-Anderson

Suw Charman-Anderson is the founder of Ada Lovelace Day, an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths. Suw is also a social technologist and, as one of the UK’s social media pioneers, has worked with clients worldwide. A freelance journalist, she has written about social media, technology and publishing for The Guardian, CIO Magazine and Forbes. She also co-founded the Open Rights Group in 2005.


Helen Arney, photo credit: Steve Ullathorne

Helen Arney

Once again, we are delighted to confirm that comedian Helen Arney will be our compère for the evening. This will be Helen’s fifth Ada Lovelace Day Live!, and she has been one of the driving forces behind it. We’re very happy to have her back!

Helen is a self-professed geek songstress, who writes maths and science-inspired comedy songs and performs across the UK as herself, and with “Festival of the Spoken Nerd”.


Elaine Chew

Professor Elaine Chew

Elaine Chew is Professor of Digital Media at Queen Mary University of London where she is affiliated with the Centre for Digital Music. A classically trained pianist and operations researcher, she uses mathematical and computational models, with scientific visualisation, to explain what musicians do.  She has the unique honor of having appeared twice in Ignobel presentations: as pianist in the Duct Tape Opera and as scientist-musician in a technical analysis of PDQ Bach.


Uta Frith

Professor Uta Frith

Uta Frith was born and educated in Germany. From 1968 to 2006 she was a research scientist funded by the Medical Research Council. She is now Emeritus Professor of Cognitive Development at UCL. She is best known for her work on autism and dyslexia. Recently, Uta has expanded her interests in science communication and is keen to promote women in


Sydney Padua, author of the bestselling graphic novel The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage, will be signing copies of her book on the night. (Copies will be on sale).

One more speaker will be announced soon.


Thanks to our sponsor Slack, we will be offering a number of scholarships to people who would otherwise not be able to attend due to financial issues. To be the first to know when registration for scholarships will be open please subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on Twitter.

Conway Hall is incredibly proud to be the Partner Venue of this year’s Ada Lovelace Day.

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