It will include a quote from Turing: "This is only a foretaste of what is to come and only the shadow of what is going to be."
SOURCE: The Conversation
by Dan Lomas
While certainly welcome, the focus on Turing’s story has overshadowed the plight of other individuals in similar circumstances.
The famed mathematician and codebreaker received a royal pardon in 2013. As many as 49,000 others have not
SOURCE: New Historian
Along with the fragmentary codebreaking documents found in the roof were parts of an atlas, a pinboard and a fashion article from a magazine.
by Adam Frank
It's not just that Turing's work was worthy of a Nobel Prize. He went far beyond that.
SOURCE: NY Review of Books
by Christian Caryl
To anyone trying to turn this story into a movie, the choice seems clear: either you embrace the richness of Turing as a character and trust the audience to follow you there, or you simply capitulate, by reducing him to a caricature of the tortured genius.
SOURCE: Telegraph (UK)
Alan Turing, the World War Two code breaker who later killed himself after receiving a criminal conviction for his homosexuality, looks set to be pardoned.The Government said it would not stand in the way of legislation to offer a full Parliamentary pardon for Turing, who helped Britain to win the Second World War as a skilled code-breaker.Until now, the Government has resisted using the Royal Prerogative to pardon Turing for his conviction for gross indecency in 1952 because he was a homosexual.Ministers had argued that because Turing was convicted of what was at the time a criminal offence, it is not possible to hand him a full posthumous pardon....
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