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Calculating Ada

Season 1
Ada Lovelace was a most unlikely computer pioneer. Born in the early 19th century, this daughter of romantic poet Lord Byron was a scandalous socialite who became known as the 'enchantress of numbers’. Dr Hannah Fry tells the enthralling tale of a life infused with brilliance, but blighted by illness and gambling addiction. How did this aristocratic countess become a prophet of the digital age?
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  1. S1 E1 - Calculating Ada: The Countess of Computing
    September 16, 2015
    58min
    NR
    Ada Lovelace was a most unlikely computer pioneer. Born in the early 19th century, this daughter of romantic poet Lord Byron was a scandalous socialite who became known as the 'enchantress of numbers’. Dr Hannah Fry tells the enthralling tale of a life infused with brilliance, but blighted by illness and gambling addiction. How did this aristocratic countess become a prophet of the digital age?
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Audio languages
English
Subtitles
English [CC]
Directors
Nat Sharman
Producers
Nat Sharman
Starring
Hannah Fry
Studio
Open University
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