I seem to have volunteered myself to be one of the speakers at a special PubSci event to celebrate Ada Lovelace Day. For those who don’t know (I confess I had to Google her), Ada Lovelace (1815 – 1852) worked on Charles Babbage’s early computer, the analytical engine, and wrote an algorithm designed to be processed by a computer – widely considered to be the world’s first computer program. In her honour, Ada Lovelace Day celebrates the contribution of women to science, maths, engineering and technology (STEM). The good people behind Science in the Pub are hosting an evening of feminine geekery on 16th October in the upstairs room at the Ritzy cinema in Brixton, which will feature a number of women talking about their careers and scientific heroines (it may also feature beer – this is optional). I’ll be contributing a short talk about women in palaeontology. If you like science, or beer, come along! It should be a fun night.