Ursula Martin is Professor of Computer Science at the University of Edinburgh, Visiting Professor at the University of Oxford, and Senior Research Fellow at Wadham College, Oxford.
Interviews with Ursula Martin
In Byron's Wake: The Turbulent Lives of Lord Byron's Wife and Daughter: Annabella Milbanke and Ada Lovelace
by Miranda Seymour
Victorian Sensation: The Extraordinary Publication, Reception and Secret Authorship of 'The Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation'
by James Secord
Mathematics in Victorian Britain
by Adrian Rice, Raymond Flood & Robin Wilson
The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage
by Sydney Padua
by George Eliot
Ada Lovelace has become an iconic figure for women in science and is often credited with the invention of modern computing. But, as Ursula Martin—mathematician, computer scientist and Lovelace biographer—explains, all of that is a bit overblown. The Lovelace myth obscures the truth about a woman who was certainly a very brilliant mathematician, but who was also often frustrated in her scientific ambitions, in poor health and unhappy.