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Orchard School Bristol

Ada inspires future generation of mathematicians

Published on 19/10/17

A performance about a woman, who wrote instructions for the first ever computer programme, has inspired some future mathematicians here at OSB.  

Year 8 students visited the Colston Hall for a performance of Ada.Ada.Ada. - the story of mathematician Ada Lovelace.

Students discovered how Ada - who wrote the world’s first complex algorithm in 1843 and then was written out of history - was instrumental in the development of modern computing.

Her story was told through Ada wearing an LED dress, which she operated live on stage, and her tech satin glove. 

The performance was presented by the University of Bristol, to tie in with BBC’s Digital Week and Future Cities. 

Students also learned how to get involved in science and technology as a career.