Alan Turing's Centenary Year Draws To A Close

alan-turing-stamp.jpgThose who share our interest in Bletchley Park may be interested to know that 2012 was the celebration of the work of Alan Turing. He has become a household name, associated with the amazing achievements of his life and the tragedy of his early death.

Although Alan Turing received the OBE for his wartime achievements, he died tragically in 1954 at the age of 41. This year he would have been 100 years old. His centenary year has prompted an unprecedented celebration of his life, drawing ever more people into the story of his genius and that of his fellow Codebreakers at Bletchley Park. His nephew, Sir John Dermot Turing, is a Bletchley Park Trustee and has this year given numerous talks and attended a huge range of events, spreading the word about his uncle's work before, during and after World War Two. He says it's been enlightening. "He has been the man everyone wants to hear about this year."


If you have any comments about this post or suggestions for new posts, please Contact Us