pick of the week: celebrate ada lovelace day with brighton’s women in stem

To celebrate the fact that a female Doctor Who graced our screens for the first time last night and because science is just, well, bloody cool, we’re bringing you this STEM-tastic pick of the week.

The Brighton pod of the fantastic 500 Women Scientists is launching a new podcast celebrating women in research next Tuesday to mark Ada Lovelace Day and you’re invited (scientist or not)! If you’re not familiar, the day marks the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths and was named for Ada, a brilliant mathematician living in the 19th century who is regarded by many as the world’s first computer programmer. (Oh, and yes, she was the daughter of poet Lord Byron, but we’d prefer to remember her for her brilliant own achievements rather than just in relation to famous men).

Beth Nicholls, a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Sussex, will be one of the interviewees. Her special interest is bees, so there’s sure to be a buzz around that (sorry).

The event’s being held at the Craft Beer Co., so, needless to say, there will be drinks available to lubricate your science.


And, should you be free to celebrate Ava during the day, Sussex Humanities Lab are hosting Beyond Numbers, a free event of inspiring talks celebrating women, non-binary and transgender scientists, artists, musicians, researchers and thinkers whose work is based on scientific, technical or mathematical methods.

Tuesday 9th October, 7.30pm; free
Craft Beer Co., 22-23 Upper North Street, Brighton BN1 3FG
500 Women Scientists Brighton