Tag Archive | Alan Turing

Bank of England: WWII Turing to be on banknotes

Bank of England: WWII Turing to be on banknotes

(Reuters) – Mathematician, Alan Turing, who helped Britain win World War Two with his code-cracking, but committed suicide after being convicted for homosexuality, will appear on the Bank of England’s next 50-pound banknote, the BoE said on Monday. “As the father of computer science and artificial intelligence, as well as a war hero, Alan Turing’s […]

Spain: LGBT+ victims of Franco’s regime fight for compensation

Spain: LGBT+ victims of Franco’s regime fight for compensation

Moves by Spain to finally exhume the remains of former dictator, Francisco Franco, have spurred growing demands for compensation by LGBT+ victims of oppression and torture under his 36-year regime. Spain voted in September last year to disinter Franco’s remains from the vast underground basilica, constructed outside the capital Madrid before his death in 1975. […]

NI: The Rainbow Project Welcomes NI Assembly Move On Pardons

NI: The Rainbow Project Welcomes NI Assembly Move On Pardons

The Rainbow Project yesterday welcomed the passing of the LCM on the Policing and Crime Bill by the Northern Ireland Assembly. Director of the Rainbow Project, John O’Doherty, welcomed the moves by the Justice Minister saying: “This is the first time that the Northern Ireland Assembly has voted in favour of LGB&T legislation. It was […]

Alan Turing: Listen to Restored Recording of Music on his Turing Machine

Alan Turing: Listen to Restored Recording of Music on his Turing Machine

Danny Lewis of smithsonian.com writes on how gay computer scientist, Alan Turing, saw the potential of his Turing machine for more than just computing, he managed to play music with it! Alan Turing is best-known as one of the world’s first computer scientists and the brains behind the effort to crack the German’s Enigma code […]

“Turing’s Law” –  Posthumous Pardons For Convicted Gay Men

“Turing’s Law” – Posthumous Pardons For Convicted Gay Men

The Labour Party in the UK have said that they will introduce a law when in government to allow the families of those convicted of homosexuality, under the gross indecency laws of the past, to apply for a pardon. Ed Miliband says they propose to call it “Turing’s Law”, after Alan Turing, who was convicted […]

Benedict Cumberbatch And Stephen Fry Among Supporters Of Request For LGBT Pardon

Benedict Cumberbatch And Stephen Fry Among Supporters Of Request For LGBT Pardon

An open letter, calling on the British Government to pardon 49,000 individuals, of which 15,000 are still living today, who were convicted of homosexual acts, has been signed by such luminaries as Stephen Fry and Benedict Cumberbatch, along with Alan Turing’s niece, Rachel Barnes, and the director of the Imitation Games, Morten Tyldum. The letter […]

Film Review: The Imitation Game

Film Review: The Imitation Game

Frances Winston reviews this film based on Alan Turing’s life, where the technical talk never overwhelms the viewer Directed by: Morten Tyldum – Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Mark Strong, Charles Dance, Allen Leech, Matthew Beard, Rory Kinnear Back in 2001, Dougray Scott and Kate Winslet starred in Enigma, a largely fictionalised account of the […]