Alan Turing, the Second World War code-breaker and pioneer of computer science with a “fearless approach to daunting problems”, will appear on the Bank of England’s next £50 note.
A man who launched a viral campaign to get England defender Harry Maguire on the new £50 note has joked it’s a “huge disappointment” that wartime codebreaker Alan Turing was chosen instead.
Alan Turing’s “fearless” approach to daunting problems continues to inspire new generations, according to those welcoming the announcement that he will appear on the next £50 Bank of England note.
Alan Turing was a wartime hero whose later life was overshadowed by a conviction for homosexual activity, which was later considered unjust and discriminatory.
Second World War code-breaker Alan Turing will be the next person to feature on the £50 note, the Bank of England has confirmed.
Alan Turing has been named the most “iconic” figure of the 20th century, fighting off competition from international leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr and Nelson Mandela.
David Bowie has been named a greater entertainer than Charlie Chaplin in a vote by members of the British public.
Work by the Second World War codebreaker Alan Turing could help develop better tests for the early detection of cancer and other diseases, according to university experts.
A recording of one of the world’s oldest computers playing music has been recreated with a Christmas twist.