100 Moments That Rocked Computer Science podcast

Join Professor Sue Black OBE, President Obama’s tech tsar, Alan Turing’s nephew & a search engine pioneer in a new podcast series from Durham University.

The series, ‘100 Moments that Rocked Computer Science’, examines some of the most important advances and developments that have shaped the world we live in.

Professors Sue Black OBE and Gordon Love, from Durham University’s Department of Computer Science, are joined by a host of special guests as they discuss everything from the birth of the internet search engine to the very first computer programme and the dawn of the information age.

Experts from the technology sector provide their views and expertise including Stemettes creator Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE sharing her passion for inclusivity in tech, mathematician, teacher and broadcaster Bobby Seagull, internet search engine pioneer Alan Emtage – and his battle with Netscape, and Professor Dame Wendy Hall, one of the world’s leading computer scientists – talking about her work with Tim Berners-Lee and the development of the world wide web.

Megan Smith, former Head of Google X and Chief Technology Officer to President Obama, and Sir Dermot Turing, nephew of Alan Turing – part of the British team that broke the Enigma code during the Second World War make up this incredible guest list for the first six part series.

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“Computer science is such an exciting field and one that affects everything around us today.”

Professor Sue Black featueredSpeaking about the podcast, Professor Sue Black OBE said, “At Durham University we have innovated and adapted in so many ways to ensure we continue to meet the needs of our students, from virtual sessions with leading technology figures such as Dr Neil Hunt, former Chief Product Officer of Netflix and Durham graduate, to this new podcast series.”

“Computer science is such an exciting field and one that affects everything around us today.”

“We are delighted to share our knowledge and enthusiasm, and that of our prominent expert guests widely, and get all of our listeners celebrating the wonderful events and advances in computing that have helped transform our world today.”

The 100 Moments that Rocked Computer Science podcasts, featuring the voice of TV’s Ortis Deeley, will be released weekly and will be available through all major streaming services from 9 June. You can follow the podcast on Twitter (@100momentsCS) or by the hashtag #100moments.


Watch Professor Sue Black OBE in action at our 2019 WeAreTechWomen conference.

Our Hall of Fame Q&A panel was hosted by Ortis Deley, Host and Presenter of The Gadget Show and also features Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE, Founder, Stemettes; Dorothee Schobert-Sargent, Managing Director, Credit Suisse and Jacqueline de Rojas CBE, President, techUK.