Tram named after Ada Lovelace

Students from Whitemoor Academy were invited to the unveiling of the tram

Students from Whitemoor Academy were invited to the unveiling of the tram

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A legendary mathematician has been honoured by having a tram named after her.

Ada Lovelace was the daughter of the famous poet Lord Byron, and is an inspirational female figurehead whose work is thought to have included the world’s first computer programming, a century ahead of its time. Born in 1815, Ada died of cancer in 1852, and is buried beside her father at the church of St Mary Magdalene in Hucknall.

The naming of the tram coincided with Ada Lovelace Day on October 13 – an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths. Her father also has a tram named after him.

Councillor Jane Urquhart said: “Ada is a real ambassador for the achievements of women, and this is a fitting tribute in the year which marks 200 years since her birth.”