Dermot Turing

Writer and Speaker

Dermot Turing is the acclaimed author of Prof, a biography of his famous uncle, The Story of Computing, and most recently X, Y and Z – the real story of how Enigma was broken. He is also a regular speaker at historical and other events. He began writing in 2014 after a career in law.

Dermot Turing – like his celebrated uncle Alan Turing – was educated at Sherborne School and King’s College, Cambridge. After a doing a D.Phil in Genetics at Oxford, he concluded that scientific research was not for him, and moved into the legal profession.

Dermot worked for the Government Legal Service and then the international law firm Clifford Chance, where he was a partner until 2014. His specialism was financial sector regulation, particularly the problems associated with failed banks, and financial market infrastructure.

As well as writing and speaking, Dermot is a trustee of The Turing Trust and a Visiting Fellow at Kellogg College, Oxford. He continues his interest in the financial world.

Dermot lives in Kippen in Stirlingshire. He is married with two sons, and as well as history his interests include cooking, gardening and opera.

News & comment

Unveiling Alan Turing

Today the Bank of England ‘unveiled’ the new plastic £50 note which features Alan Turing. The new design is not just a celebration of the well-known achievements of Alan Turing but gives us all a chance to reappraise his legacy.…

Tea and chocs

Today a big box from Hotel Chocolat arrived, to add some sweetness to lockdown. Hoorah. But the thing is, in all the course of many trips to Brussels during the last twenty years, one thing I have become rather fond…