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Calculating Ada: The Countess of Computing

Synopsis
Documentary in which Dr Hannah Fry tells the story of Ada Lovelace’s remarkable life: a 19th-century countess whose work helped give rise to the modern era of computing. [60 minutes]
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Notes
More information about this programme is available on the Open University’s website: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/whats-on/tv/calculating-ada-the-countess-computing
Subjects
Mathematics; Science
Keywords
computers; inventions; history of computing; Babbage, Charles; Ada, Countess of Lovelace

Online availability

URI
https://store.bbc.com/calculating-ada-the-countess-of-computing
Price
£1.89 (£2.49 HD Version)
Delivery
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Credits

Contributor
Hannah Fry

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Name

Open University

Distributor

Name

BBC Store

Web
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Notes
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