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Andrew and Kathleen Booth Lectures

The Andrew and Kathleen Booth Lectures are presented annually by a distinguished computer scientist. The lectures commemorate the creation of some of the world's first electronic computers by Professor Andrew Booth and Dr Kathleen Booth's at Birkbeck. Details of the Booth's pioneering work can be found in our A Short History.

Details of the 2020 Andrew and Kathleen Booth Lecture will be announced here in due course.


BBC & Data

2019, Magda Piatkowska, Head of Data Systems and Solutions at the BBC (video)

Frontiers of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

2018, Zoubin Ghahramani FRS, Professor of Information Engineering at University of Cambridge and Chief Scientist at Uber (video)

Pioneering Women in Computing

2017, Dame Stephanie "Steve" Shirley CH DBE FREng FBCS (video)

Science and Innovation Strategy

2016, Professor Andrew Blake FREng FRS, Founding Director of the Alan Turing Institute (video)

The Importance of Web Science

2015, Professor Dame Wendy Hall DBE FRS FREng, University of Southampton (video)