14 episodes

These oral history interviews, conducted by Georgina Ferry, capture the stories of pioneering women at the forefront of research, teaching and service provision for computing in Oxford, 1950s-1990s. Themes throughout the interviews include career opportunities, gender splits in computing, the origins and development of computing teaching and research in Oxford, as well as development of the University of Oxford's Computing Service and the commercial software house the Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG). The Oxford Women in Computing oral history project is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), through grants held by Professor Ursula Martin, and forms part of a broader project on the development and impact of computing. The project also acknowledges support from NAG Ltd, Oxford Mathematics, Oxford IT services, and the Bodleian Libraries. Album cover: Communications programmer Esther White in the early days of the University of Oxford’s Computing Service. © University of Oxford.

Oxford Women in Computing: An Oral History Oxford University

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These oral history interviews, conducted by Georgina Ferry, capture the stories of pioneering women at the forefront of research, teaching and service provision for computing in Oxford, 1950s-1990s. Themes throughout the interviews include career opportunities, gender splits in computing, the origins and development of computing teaching and research in Oxford, as well as development of the University of Oxford's Computing Service and the commercial software house the Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG). The Oxford Women in Computing oral history project is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), through grants held by Professor Ursula Martin, and forms part of a broader project on the development and impact of computing. The project also acknowledges support from NAG Ltd, Oxford Mathematics, Oxford IT services, and the Bodleian Libraries. Album cover: Communications programmer Esther White in the early days of the University of Oxford’s Computing Service. © University of Oxford.

    Interview with Jennifer Scott, Professor of Mathematics at University of Reading, and Individual Merit Research Fellow at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

    Interview with Jennifer Scott, Professor of Mathematics at University of Reading, and Individual Merit Research Fellow at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

    Georgina Ferry interviews Jennifer Scott as part of the Oxford Women in Computing Oral History project. Scott discusses her D Phil in the Oxford Computing Lab, her fellowship at St. John's college and leading the Numerical Analysis Group at Rutherford

    • 40 min
    Interview with Susan Hockey (part 2), Emeritus Professor of Library and Information Studies, University College London

    Interview with Susan Hockey (part 2), Emeritus Professor of Library and Information Studies, University College London

    Carrying on from episode 12, part 2 of Georgina Ferry's interview sees Susan Hockey discussing observations of gender split within the computing profession.

    • 1 min
    Interview with Susan Hockey, Emeritus Professor of Library and Information Studies, University College London

    Interview with Susan Hockey, Emeritus Professor of Library and Information Studies, University College London

    Georgina Ferry interviews Susan Hockey as part of the Oxford Women in Computing Oral History project. Hockey discusses digital humanities research, management and organisations, and her work for Oxford Computing Service from 1975-1991.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Interview with Jill Hoare, former programmer for Elliott Brothers and the NHS

    Interview with Jill Hoare, former programmer for Elliott Brothers and the NHS

    Georgina Ferry interviews Jill Hoare as part of the Oxford Women in Computing Oral History project. Hoare discusses early experiences of coding and programming, work at Stanford University in 1973 and working on hospital systems for NHS Oxfordshire.

    • 43 min
    Interview with Linda Hayes (part 2), former head of User Services at the Oxford Computing Service

    Interview with Linda Hayes (part 2), former head of User Services at the Oxford Computing Service

    Carrying on from episode 9, the second part of Georgina Ferry's interview with Linda Hayes includes her recount her time at St. Cross College and the origins of the university single sign on system.

    • 27 min
    Interview with Linda Hayes, former head of User Services at the Oxford Computing Service

    Interview with Linda Hayes, former head of User Services at the Oxford Computing Service

    Georgina Ferry interviews Linda Hayes as part of the Oxford Women in Computing Oral History project. Hayes discusses her diploma in Numerical Analysis and Automatic Computing at Cambridge, and working for the Oxford Computing Service 1965 onwards.

    • 59 min

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