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2019 booking now open

On Tuesday 8th October 2019, the University’s Information Services team are running a range of events to celebrate Ada Lovelace Day 2019 which is an international celebration day of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

This year the day will have a particular focus on women in engineering and #ALD2019 will have talks, activities and networking at multiple campus locations.

Programme overview

The day is split in four parts:

  1. Drop-in activities from 10:30am to 12:30pm in the Eng Inn social space at the School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh.
  2. Guest speaker, Dr. Nina Baker on the History of Women in Engineering from 1:30pm to 2pm in Room 5326, James Clerk Maxwell Building.
  3. Women in Enginering – a Wikipedia editing event to create new articles focused on the lives and contributions of notable women in engineering.
  4. Keynote event – Professor Ursula Martin on “The Scientific Life of Ada Lovelace” at the Informatics Forum. This will be followed by a drinks and nibbles reception.

All events are open to staff, student and members of the public. Book to attend one session, two, three or all four.

Booking details

10:30am to 12:30pm: Drop-in activities at the Eng Inn social space, School of Engineering

  • Sticker making – create your own STEM heroine sticker.
  • Badge making – create your own Women in STEM badge.
  • Colouring in – colour in our original Mary Somerville design.

1:30pm to 2pm: Dr. Nina Baker on the History of Women in Engineering – Room 5326 in the JCMB Building

Booking is now open!

2:30pm to 5pm: Women in Engineering – Wikipedia editing event in Room 3211 in the JCMB Building

Booking is now open!

Additional details on the Wikipedia editing event, including article to be created or improved:

We are also currently accepting nominations for suggested Wikipedia articles:

5.45pm to 8pm: The Scientific Life of Ada Lovelace – a talk by Professor Ursula Martin CBE at the Informatics Forum

The talk will commence at 6pm and will be followed by a drinks and nibbles reception from 7pm to 8pm.


Photo of people chatting at Ada Lovelace Day 2018 evening event at King’s Buildings campus.

ALD 2019 – Save The Date

We’re less than three months away from Ada Lovelace Day 2019, which is happening on Tuesday 8th October this year.

Pop it in your calendar now and we’ll announce further details about the University’s plans on this website shortly. Once again we have provisional plans for both daytime and evening activities, so we should have at least one event you can hopefully attend.

Find out more on the official Ada Lovelace Day website – https://findingada.com