Ada Lovelace Day Live! (Online) | The Royal Institution

10oct7:30 PM9:30 PMAda Lovelace Day Live! (Online) | The Royal Institution

Event Details

Join us to celebrate the 15th year of Ada Lovelace Day Live.

The performance live stream will begin at approximately 19:30, and will run until approximately 21:30.

Ada Lovelace Day Live is back! The annual ‘science cabaret’ returns with a fantastic line-up of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), who will share their experiences, insights and expertise, inspiring and empowering the next generation of women in STEM.

Our talks

Hosted by comedian Helen Arney, the show will feature:

  • Why we should all be angrier about urinary tract infection, Prof Jennifer Rohn, head of the Centre for Urological Biology, University College London. Urinary tract infection is incredibly common, yet hard to diagnose and treat. We’ll delve into the science behind an under-researched, routinely missed and frequently dismissed affliction that affects millions.
  • The Jurassic Coast: Take a leap into deep time, Dr Anjana Khatwa, Earth scientist and presenter. The Jurassic Coast showcases 185m years of Earth history, telling of hot deserts, deep seas and tropical swamps. What can we learn from this unique place, where every step is a leap through deep time?
  • Uncertainty, intuition, and superheroes, Dr Sophie Carr, mathematician, Bays Consulting Ltd. In a world riddled with uncertainty, our unease is undeniable, but within each of us lies a superpower we can unleash to transform discomfort into confidence.
  • Silk, Dr Aarathi Prasad, writer, broadcaster, and geneticist. Among those who discovered the secrets of silk-producing animals are women who investigated their history, natural history, and developed technological applications of a material that has fascinated the world for millennia.
  • Greening the ICT world, Dr Azza Eltraify, senior software engineer at Ultracell Networks Ltd. Greening the ICT sector has emerged as a vital aspect to balance technological advancement with environmental sustainability by adopting energy-efficient technologies and practices such as eco-design and eco e-waste management.
  • 3D printing artificial organs, Dr Antonia Pontiki, biomedical engineer at King’s College London. 3D printed anatomical models can benefit surgeons in improving their skills and confidence in surgery, as well as provide patients with advanced surgical techniques and hence better quality of life.
  • Women of wonder, Rosie Curran Crawley, presenter at L’Oreal Young Scientist Centre. Inspired by Jane Marcet’s Conversations on Chemistry, Rosie discusses the importance of relatable and exciting women role models in making science accessible… with the help of a few explosions!

Learn more about our speakers and their talks on the Ada Lovelace Day website.

About Ada Lovelace Day

Now in its 15th year, Ada Lovelace Day Live is a global celebration, highlighting and honouring the achievements of women in STEM. It is named after Ada Lovelace, the world’s first published computer programmer.

Whilst we celebrate in London, other groups will organise their own events around the world, raising awareness of women’s accomplishments and inspiring girls to pursue careers in STEM, shaping a more inclusive future together.

Ada Lovelace Day would like to thank our host, the Royal Institution, and our media partner, Stylist, as well as our sponsors, Redgate, Arden University, Ada Infrastructure, The Information Lab’s Data School and dxw, for their support this year. Find out more about them on the Ada Lovelace Day website.

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