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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.


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)