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23 May 2012

Talk to Celebrate 19th Century Hero

Reading Borough Council Press Release

Come and discover the life and unusual adventures of the inspirational Ada Lovelace at Battle Library, Oxford Road .

Sew Charman-Anderson- a journalist and social media expert, who has written for the Guardian and Forbes.com- will be giving a talk on this 19th Century pioneer on Thursday 31st May at 7:30pm.

Ada Lovelace was the daughter of Lord Byron, a keen mathematician and the author of what many consider to be the first computer programme.

This talk is part of Ada Lovelace Day, which was founded in 2009 by Mrs Sew Charman-Anderson. The day is an international celebration of the achievements of women in technology, science, engineering and maths. With grassroots events held around the world and thousands of people writing and talking about the women who have inspired them, the day seeks to raise women's profiles and highlight unsung heroines.

Reading Borough Council's Lead Member for Culture and Sport, Councillor Marian Livingston, said: 'This event is a wonderful opportunity for people to find out about the life of a true pioneer. The fact Ada Lovelace achieved so much at such as a woman in the 1800's is a testament to her talent. I implore residents to come along and share this knowledge with Mrs Charman-Anderson.

Tickets to this event cost £3 and are available at Reading Central Library and Battle Library. For more information please contact Battle Library at 0118 901 5100

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