It was Ada Lovelace Day on Tuesday October 10, and all this week we’ve been celebrating the pioneering computer scientist with a scavenger hunt that focuses on monuments to trailblazing women across London. You still have until Sunday to get out there and snap some pictures on the scavenger hunt – you may even win a prize.
Full details of the scavenger hunt and competition are on this week’s earlier post. Here’s an update on how #FindingAda has gone so far – make sure you get involved!
Historic England announced the search for Ada and other amazing women on Tuesday morning:
Friday 22 September was World Car Free day and schools, parents, pupils and teachers in London took part in a special car-free day as part of Transport for London’s STARS scheme. STARS (Sustainable Travel: Active, Responsible, Safe) is TfL’s flagship schools scheme, engaging young Londoners to travel actively and safely.
This is a guest post by Caroline Clipson, who coordinates the Southwark Dementia Action Alliance, working with Alzheimer’s Society and local organisations to make the borough dementia-friendly. She’s teaming up with TfL, Walk London and Cool Tan Arts to create this sensory walk in Southwark Park for people affected by the condition.
To enter our new #DLR30 competition, just email the name of your favourite Christmas show (theatre, film or TV) to firstname.lastname@example.org by 23:59 Sunday.
We know it’s a bit early to start thinking about the festive season, but this one’s special. We’ve got a pair of tickets to see The Box of Delights at Wilton’s Music Hall (during the dates 1 – 6 December 2017).
Just send an email telling us the best tour you’ve ever been on to email@example.com (in no more than 15 words).
Enjoy a no-holds barred, top-rated tour of Meantime’s award-winning brewery, including a tutored tasting of some of their modern craft beers. You’ll be in the company of expert guides who know the secrets of brewing beer that’s full of flavour.
Summer holidays can feel like they go on forever and, towards the end of it, the days just seem to repeat themselves. So, after being strapped in a pram for weeks, endless play dough sessions, never-ending rolling around in blankets, curtains and laundry and working nightshifts building things with bricks, my son had just had enough. Was there nothing better to do?
On Saturday some of you took part in our Know London Walking challenge, navigating around London to find Legible London signs and scan as many QR codes as possible. As is to be expected in England, we had a little bit of rain, but we still had plenty of entries from a huge variety of people aged 9 to 66 – well done to everyone who took part!