Ada Lovelace Day Cafe Scientifique with Dame Julia Slingo FRS

Tuesday 10th October 2017 3:00PM – 4:00PM

Dame Julia Slingo FRS will be giving a talk entitled  ‘If you can’t forecast the weather more than a few days ahead why should I believe what you say about climate change?’ 

Julia is a meteorologist and climate scientist and was Chief Scientist at the Met Office until her retirement last year.

We are continuing our tradition of honouring this early female pioneer in the field of computing. Augusta Ada King-Noel, Countess of Lovelace (née Byron; 10 December 1815 – 27 November 1852) was an English mathematician and writer, chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage’s early mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine. Her notes on the engine include what is recognised as the first algorithm intended to be carried out by a machine. As a result, she is often regarded as the first computer programmer.

Venue: Cellar bar, Kennaway House, Sidmouth, EX10 8NG


This event is sponsored by ExIST