The University of Manchester

Faculty of Science and engineering, Alan Turing Building, The University of Manchester
December 2nd, 2015


Alan Turing was an extraordinary man who crammed into a life of only 42 years the careers of mathematician, codebreaker, computer scientist and biologist. He is widely regarded as a war hero for his codebreaking work at Bletchley Park, and considered to be the father of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence, as well as a pioneer of developmental biology. He spent the last 5 years of his life working at the University of Manchester, where he produced some of his most creative, but still little-known, ideas.

At this event Dermot Turing shared personal insights, family stories and research from his book including interviews with Alan Turing’s contemporaries, unseen photos and material not available to previous researchers. He focussed on Alan Turing’s Manchester years and the life-long influence which Max Newman, head of his Department at the University, had on Alan Turing’s thinking and achievements.


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