Ada Lovelace Fringe Event – Escape the Box with shfWIT


October 8


06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

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ShfWIT - Sheffield Women in Tech


Dainton Building

University of Sheffield Brook Hill, Sheffield, S3 7HF

Sheffield, England, GB, S3 7HF

If you are a young person (aged 13-19) that identifies as female or non-binary then join Sheffield Women in Tech for an evening of escape box mysteries to celebrate Ada Lovelace Day. This day is an international celebration of women’s achievements in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths). During the session you will find out about the roles our members have in tech and how they got there – in fact, you can’t solve some of the puzzles without finding out!

The aim is to foster group working and problem solving skills, and increase the profile and visibility of women in STEM. In doing so, we aim to create new role models who will encourage more girls into STEM careers and support women already working in STEM.

Participants will get an attendance certificate detailing the skills used, and a memento of the evening.

The session is free to attend. Please note that the session is aimed at age 13+ young people identifying as female or non-binary. Parents/carers/teachers are welcome to attend but must get a non-participating adult ticket.



A familiarisation document for the venue is available from the organiser on request. Volunteers will be able to prompt/ read for participants. High contrast copies of materials are available but must be requested a week in advance of the event. The venue is wheelchair accessible but due to lift size, mobility scooters will not fit. If the child has an IEP we will do our best to make accommodations if notified in advance. We may not be able to make specific accommodations on the night, which is why we ask for advance notice.


The small and important print

Whilst the evening is not run by Sheffield Digital, we will be following their Code of Conduct.  Please take a moment to read through it. 

If you can’t make the event and would like to be kept updated, sign up to our mailing list or follow and join in on Twitter @ShfWIT.  

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