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Life and Culture

Life and Culture

In December 2015 Augusta Ada Byron, the only legitimate daughter of the poet Lord Byron, would have been 200 years old. A symposium at the University of Oxford reviewed this figure and revealed new interesting information to better understand the role played by this Victorian woman in the birth of computer science.

A new concept of branch office has been implemented in Peru, enabling thousands of customers to enjoy a completely different experience when carrying out their transactions at the branches. The initiative, called Radio BBVA, has not only created a pleasant and different atmosphere in the work space, but also contributes to enhance the quality of service and drive the dissemination of Peruvian music.

Climber Carlos Soria, leader of the BBVA Expedition, is already at the Annapurna Base Camp. The team spent the past two weeks trekking to acclimatize, getting ready to take on Earth’s tenth highest peak in the best possible conditions. “The preparatory process we’ve completed in the past days will be key to our attempt to summit the Annapurna as quickly as possible. We’re ready to seize the first chance we have,” said Carlos Soria.

Picture of Carlos Soria looking at the Island Peak

Did you know that the oxygen level at 8,000 meters of altitude is one third the amount of oxygen available at sea level? When the goal is to reach 8,000 meters it is important to be aware that only Mother Nature exists up there. However, the body can go through acclimatization, which is an adaptation process to survive in the conditions of the new environment.