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Andrew & Kathleen Booth Lecture

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


Up to 2016, the Andrew Booth Memorial Lecture commemorated Professor Andrew Booth's work in creating some of the world's first electronic computers at Birkbeck. From 2017, the annual Andrew & Kathleen Booth Lecture honours also Dr Kathleen Booth's work on designing and programming these early computers. For more details of their work, please see the Short History of computing at Birkbeck. The Booth lecture is given annually by a distinguished computer scientist.


2019 - BBC & Data by Magda Piatkowska, Head of Data Systems and Solutions (DS2) BBC (video)

2018 - Frontiers of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence by Zoubin Ghahramani FRS, University of Cambridge and Chief Scientist at Uber (video)

2017 - Pioneering Women in Computing by Dame Stephanie (Steve) Shirley, CH, DBE, FREng, FRCS (video)

2016 - Science and Innovation Strategy by Professor Andrew Blake, the Founding Director of the Alan Turing Institute (video)

2015 - The Importance of Web Science by Professor Dame Wendy Hall, University of Southampton (video)