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The world's 1st computer programmer
The world's 1st computer programmer

was a woman; Augusta Ada Lovelace born in London 1815. She was an English mathematician and writer chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage's early mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine. Her notes on the engine include what is recognised as the first algorithm intended to be processed by a machine. Because of this, she is often described as the world's first computer programmer.

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Dorothy Hodgkin 1910-1994
Dorothy Hodgkin 1910-1994

Dorothy Hodgkin (née Crowfoot) Chemist and Nobel Prize winner for solving the structure of penicillin and vitamin B12. The following year she was made a member of the Order of Merit, in recognition of her contribution to science. She devoted her later life to scientists in developing countries, especially China and India, improving East-West relations and disarmament. Dorothy also became president of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs.

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Inspirational Quote
Inspirational Quote

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams" Elenor Roosavelt

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The world's 1st computer programmer
The world's 1st computer programmer

was a woman; Augusta Ada Lovelace born in London 1815. She was an English mathematician and writer chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage's early mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine. Her notes on the engine include what is recognised as the first algorithm intended to be processed by a machine. Because of this, she is often described as the world's first computer programmer.

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Celebrating this month
The Women and Work Commission estimated the total potential benefits of increasing women’s employment and tackling occupational gender segregation could be worth a staggering £15 billion to £23 billion to the economy each year
Helen Sharman
Helen Sharman

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Kathleen Lonsdale
Kathleen Lonsdale

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Ada Lovelace
Ada Lovelace

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Helen Sharman
Helen Sharman

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January 2014

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