The life of Devon born computer pioneer Charles Babbage

Small part of Babbage's mechanical calculating engine, his Difference Engine - an invention to which he dedicated his life.
  • Lecture Theatre 5, Babbage Building, University of Plymouth

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Lucy Simister from South Brent is the author of a biography titled Charles Babbage from the Beginning.

In this talk, Lucy will explore Babbage's Devon heritage, his working life and what inspired him to develop the computer. It will also cover his connection to the post office, coach design, seismography and Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

This event is open to all and can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.


  • Tea and coffee (Room 003): 18:30
  • Talk (Lecture Theatre 5): 19:00

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