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ACM Celebrates Bicentennials of Ada Lovelace and George Boole

University of Oxford, Computer History Museum Hosting Exhibits, Events

ACM is joining with the University of Oxford and the Computer History Museum to celebrate the 200th birthdays of Ada Lovelace (1815–1852) and George Boole (1815–1864). The bicentennial events will feature exhibits, lectures and a symposium on their lives and fundamental contributions to computing and computer programming.

The exhibit "Ada Lovelace: Computer Pioneer" is on view at the Weston Library in Oxford, UK through December 23. The exhibit is based on collections held in the Bodleian Library and the Oxford Museum of the History of Science. Check the events calendar for more lectures and other events.

The Computer History Museum will open its exhibit Thinking Big: Ada, Countess of Lovelace to the public on December 12. On December 13, the Museum will host Adafest, a community day focused on Ada Lovelace that includes opportunities to meet local artisans, uncover the sights and styles of Victorian England, and explore Ada's life through storytelling, live demonstrations, and tours. Admission will be free on this day from 4 PM to 7 PM PST. A special ACM weekend (January 23-24, 2016) will offer ACM members, their families and guests free admission to the Museum. In addition, ACM members can receive a 50% discount on Museum membership.