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The Unicorn Lives On

14 October 2015

On 20 September of this year our eagle-eyed friend and former colleague Dr Alixe Bovey drew our attention to that day’s edition of The Sunday Times. In that issue was an article about the latest work by the artist Sir...

‘Your Puzzle-Mate’: Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage

13 October 2015

On Ada Lovelace Day, Alexandra Ault explores the British Library's collection of correspondence between Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage. Did you know that the British Library holds an incredible set of letters from Ada Lovelace to Charles Babbage? Dating between...

Ada Lovelace - first in a long line of female programmers

13 October 2015

Today is Ada Lovelace Day, a day of celebration of women in science and engineering, named in honour of the remarkable 19th century mathematician Ada Lovelace. "Ada Lovelace portrait" by Alfred Edward Chalon. Science & Society Picture Library. Although born...

Theatreland Raid by the ‘Baby-Killers’

13 October 2015

On this day 100 years ago the German Navy authorised a bombing raid on London using five Zeppelins. This was not the first raid which had been carried out against Great Britain. The first bombs fell on the night of...

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