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Porlock tea party to celebrate female role models this Saturday
9:00am Friday 11th October 2013 in News
ADA Lovelace, daughter of poet Lord George Byron and the women believed to be the world’s first computer programmer, is being celebrated in Porlock for the first time this Saturday.
Ada Lovelace Day is celebrated all over the world and Porlock is holding a cream tea to celebrate her achievements.
The event aims to raise the profile of women in science, technology, engineering and maths and create new role models for women.
Ada worked closely with Charles Babbage to help produce the mathematic tables.
She lived just two miles from Porlock in Ashley Combe for many years of her life.
“A Tea with Inspirational Women” is being held at the village hall on Saturday starting at 3pm.
The impressive line-up of participants includes Alex Lovell, BBC Points West presenter and Dame Margaret Drabble, a world renowned author.
Tickets cost £10.
Entry is free for students however they will still need a ticket.
On Saturday morning, a computer course teaching women how to stay safe will be held and tickets cost £5.
For more information and to book tickets, phone Porlock Visitor Centre on 01643-863150 or email visit@porlock. co.uk.
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