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Today: Can you change the shape of your child's brain?

April 21st, 2015

Episode 293 of 1273 episodes

200 years ago - saw the beginning of an experiment with the daughter of the poet Lord Byron to try to prevent her from becoming 'poetical' and turn her in to a sensible maths genius. Ada Lovelace, is now credited by some as the first ever computer programmer. Arts Correspondent, David Sillito reports on how the Ada experiment is continuing to resonate today, beginning at the drawing table of the artist Sydney Padua who has just completed a graphic novel based loosely on the life of Ada Lovelace.