Join us in celebrating Ada Lovelace Day 2020

13 October 2020

NHS Blood and Transplant Women’s Network is celebrating Ada Lovelace Day on 13 October 2020 and we invite you to join us.

Ada Lovelace Day honours and promotes the achievements of women who work in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

The aim is to encourage girls to go into STEM careers and support those already working in these fields.

Named after the first computer programmer, Ada Lovelace Day is marked by events all over the world.

Who was Ada Lovelace?

Ada Lovelace (1815-1852) was an English mathematician who worked on the general-purpose mechanical computer.

She was the first person to realise that the machine could do more than just calculations and created the first algorithm.

How we’re celebrating

Each year NHSBT’s women’s network come together to look for ways to increase the profile of women in STEM and, in doing so, create new role models who will encourage more girls into STEM careers and support women already working in STEM. ​

This year due to COVID-19, we have taken our activities online throwing open our virtual doors with our online blood centre tour as well as meeting female colleagues working in STEM roles. This series of online resources showcase some of the STEM based careers we offer and how they support the lifesaving work we do. The packs are aimed at Key Stage 3 and upwards.

STEM careers at NHS Blood and Transplant

Working for NHS Blood and Transplant helps save lives.

We offer a variety of STEM roles throughout the country including research, lab analysis, medical, ICT, statistics and behavioural science.

Visit our careers pages to explore the types of roles available and  find o