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Activity overview:

Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine was designed as the first Turing complete computer - before Turing was even born. Sadly it was never built. Professor Brailsford explains with the help of Sydney Padua's illustrations.

More of Sydney's work:

The Professor's notes:

Analytical Engine project:
Lovelace Symposium :
Stephen Wolfram's Blog on Ada Lovelace:

Why use Binary? :
Turing Complete:
Sorting Secret: COMING SOON
Password Cracking:
Slow Loris Attack:
Quantum Computing 'Magic':
Complete 'Babbage & Lovelace' Playlist:
Sixty Symbols - Ada's Tomb:
Undecidability Tangent:

This video was filmed and edited by Sean Riley.

Computer Science at the University of Nottingham:

Computerphile is a sister project to Brady Haran's Numberphile. More at

Tagged under: computers,computerphile,computer,science,computer science,University Nottingham,Professor David Brailsford,DFB,Babbage,Charles Babbage,Analytical Engine,Sydney Padua,Ada Lovelace

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