Hidden histories: Oxford’s female computing pioneers. Come and celebrate on 27th February

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.

To recognise these pioneers and to celebrate the Bodleian Libraries' release of interviews by Georgina Ferry of some of Oxford’s female computing pioneers, we will be holding a special event in Oxford Mathematics on 27th February 2020. There'll be a talk, a panel discussion featuring some of the pioneers themselves and even tea beforehand. Come along and hear a no longer hidden history.

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

Mathematical Institute
Radcliffe Observatory Quarter
Woodstock Road
Oxford OX2 6DD

No need to register.

Caption image: Susan Hockey defining fonts on the PDP15 at Atlas Computer Centre