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Alan Turing's Degree, Medal, Memorabilia Recovered in Colorado

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Scientist Alan Turings doctoral degree from Princeton University, his OBE medal, and other items of memorabilia were recovered in Colorado, 35 years after they were taken from a U.K. boarding school.

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The British scientist Alan Turing's Princeton doctoral degree, OBE medal and other items of memorabilia have been recovered in Colorado, 35 years after they were taken from Sherborne School in Dorset.

Turing, a great of British science, was persecuted for his homosexuality and died in 1954, aged 41, his death ruled a suicide. His reputation has since been fully restored and celebrated.

In July 2019 a member of the government committee which decided he should appear on the new £50 note, Dr Emily Grossman, wrote in the Guardian: "His contribution to science is clear.

"[He was] the father of computer science, a significant influence on the modern field of artificial intelligence and most importantly, his work at Bletchley Park during the second world war led a team of code-breakers to crack the German Enigma code."


From The Guardian (U.K.)
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