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Andrew and Kathleen Booth Lectures

The Andrew and Kathleen Booth Lectures are presented annually by world-renowned scholars and practitioners of computer science. 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 A Short History.


Where Physical and Digital Worlds Collide

2021, Paul Clarke CBE FREng, former Chief Technology Officer at Ocado (video)

BBC & Data

2019, Magda Piatkowska, Head of Data 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 Vera 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 MAE FIET, University of Southampton

The Impact of Digital Technology and Social Media on Sport

2014, Richard Ayers, founder and CEO of Seven League (video)

Rich versus Right? The Technologist's Dilemma

2013, Ken Olisa OBE CStJ FRSA FBCS (video)