Ada Lovelace Day Live! 2015
Tuesday, 13th October
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square WC1R 4RL
Doors open at 6:30pm, for 7.30pm start
Tickets cost £20 (general entry), £5 (concessions)
The annual ‘science cabaret’ in celebration of women in STEM, will be held at Conway Hall on the evening of 13 October. Playing host to the UK’s most fabulous women in STEM, ALD Live is an entertaining evening of geekery, comedy and music suitable for women and men, and girls and boys over the age of 12.
Abbie Hutty is senior spacecraft structures engineer on Airbus’ ExoMars Rover Project. She gained her master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at Surrey University where she received several awards and prizes for her achievements, including for her master’s thesis on the use of composites in spacecraft structures. She joined Astrium at Stevenage, now Airbus Defence and Space, as a mechanical engineer in 2010, and now leads a team of specialists in the design of the ExoMars Rover Vehicle Structure. In 2013, she was selected as the IMechE’s Young Member of the Year and later named as the IET’s Young Woman Engineer of the Year.
Dr Jen Gupta
Dr Jen Gupta is an astrophysicist and science communicator based in the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation at the University of Portsmouth. Jen loves to talk about space to anyone who will listen, and in her spare time can be found presenting planetarium shows at the Winchester Science Centre and helping to organise the Winchester Science Festival.
Dr Suze Kundu
Suze KunduDr Sujata Kundu is a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Materials at Imperial College London. A nanochemist both literally and professionally, Suze’s research focuses on materials that can capture solar energy. She gives regular public lectures, is a presenter on the Discovery Channel, and is a contributor for Forbes Science and Standard Issue Magazine.
Professor Elaine Chew
Elaine Chew is Professor of Digital Media at Queen Mary University of London where she is affiliated with the Centre for Digital Music. A classically trained pianist and operations researcher, she uses mathematical and computational models, with scientific visualisation, to explain what musicians do. She has the unique honour of having appeared twice in Ignobel presentations: as pianist in the Duct Tape Opera and as scientist-musician in a technical analysis of PDQ Bach.
Professor Uta Frith
From 1968 to 2006 she was a research scientist funded by the Medical Research Council. She is now Emeritus Professor of Cognitive Development at UCL. She is best known for her work on autism and dyslexia. Recently, Uta has expanded her interests in science communication and is keen to promote women in science.
Science television producer/director Lucy Haken is the series producer of this year’s Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, ‘How to Survive in Space’. She produced the BBC’s Britain from Above with Andrew Marr, worked with David Attenborough on the Horizon special ‘How Many People Can Live on Planet Earth?’, and has produced countless documentaries for National Geographic, Channel 4 and Discovery from all over the world. Lucy has a first in pharmacology from Cambridge, and a master’s degree in science communication from Imperial College London.
Suw Charman-Anderson is the founder of Ada Lovelace Day, an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths. Suw is also a social technologist and, as one of the UK’s social media pioneers. A freelance journalist, she has written about social media, technology and publishing for The Guardian, CIO Magazine and Forbes. She also co-founded the Open Rights Group in 2005.
Helen Arney – Compère
Helen is a self-professed geek songstress, who writes maths and science-inspired comedy songs and performs across the UK as herself, and with “Festival of the Spoken Nerd”.