• Question: Hi Ada, can I ask, what was it like to suffer so many illnesses as a child? Did it hinder your studies of maths and science at all? Today we call it ‘chronic illness’ and I’m just wondering how it was viewed in your time? No-one seems to mention today that you were often ill but I think it makes your achievements even more impressive.

    Asked by sian-hughes to Ada Lovelace on 21 Nov 2018.
    • Photo: Ada Lovelace

      Ada Lovelace answered on 21 Nov 2018:


      it was painful, as there was so much O wanted to do
      BUT it left me time to myself to think

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