Women into Computing

Selected Papers 1988–1990

  • Gillian Lovegrove
  • Barbara Segal
Conference proceedings

Part of the Workshops in Computing book series (WORKSHOPS COMP.)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Invited Speakers

    1. Steve Shirley
      Pages 8-13
    2. John MacGregor
      Pages 20-21
    3. Baroness Platt of Writtle
      Pages 22-28
    4. Jean Irvines
      Pages 29-32
  3. Attitudes and Issues

    1. Gillian Lovegrove, Wendy Hall
      Pages 33-44
    2. Margaret Bruce, Alison Adam
      Pages 51-55
    3. Lyn Bryant
      Pages 56-58
    4. Laurie S. Keller
      Pages 66-71
  4. Young Women and Education

  5. Higher and Further Education

    1. Konrad Morgan, Shirley Gibbs, Hamish Macleod, Robert Morris
      Pages 161-172
    2. Gill Kirkup, Ruth Carter, Laurie Keller, Jenny Lewis, Chris Saxton, Dianne Sutton
      Pages 188-195
    3. J. K. Bansal
      Pages 196-200
    4. Janet Johnson, Dave Arnold
      Pages 201-207
    5. Carolyn Whitesmith
      Pages 208-210
    6. Nicky Gunson, Peter Fielder
      Pages 211-216
    7. Kathy Buckner
      Pages 221-226
    8. Valerie Looney
      Pages 227-232
  6. Women Returners

  7. Careers

    1. Margaret Bruce, Alison Adam
      Pages 294-300
    2. Valeria Edgar-Nevill
      Pages 301-309
  8. WiC Activities

    1. Carole Goble, Caroline Moss
      Pages 310-316
    2. Stephanie Wilson, Carole Goble, Daphne Tregear
      Pages 317-323
    3. Sue Clark, Diane Atkins
      Pages 331-333

About these proceedings


This book contains the majority of the papers presented at the 1990 Women into Computing Conference, together with selected papers from the 1989 and 1988 Conferences. In 1988, the main theme running through the Conference was that of dismay at the low number of women taking computing courses or following computing careers. The 1989 Conference was concerned solely with workshops for schoolgirls and the 1990 Conference concentrated on strategies rather than an assessment of the situation. As editors, we set as our task to make a selection of papers presenting the overall picture in 1990. We found that many of the issues discussed in 1988 are still a cause for concern in 1990, but that strategies to improve the situation are many and varied. Section I contains speeches from the invited speakers and needs little introduction. Section II contains papers covering so me attitudes and issues of concern, ranging from the specific (Gill Russell on child care and Laurie Keller on hacker mentality) through to broader aspects of gender inequality (the papers of Flis Henwood, Margaret Bruce and Alison Adam, and Lyn Bryant). Susan Jones takes a look at the reasons why we should want to see more women in computing, whilst Gillian Lovegrove and Wendy Hall present a more general paper on school and higher education.


Gender Information Technology (IT) computing cooperation demography education management software engineering women

Editors and affiliations

  • Gillian Lovegrove
    • 1
  • Barbara Segal
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Electronics and Computer ScienceUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonUK
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity College LondonLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-19648-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-3875-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1682
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