The life and death
of Alan Turing
You’re invited to join us for this exclusive event featuring our guest speaker, acclaimed author, Andrew Hodges, who will focus his talk on Alan Turing.
In his short life, the British mathematician Alan Turing became the founder of modern computer science and the leading scientific figure in the Allied breaking of German ciphers in World War 2. He was also a gay man who was prosecuted under the British criminal law in 1952.
Andrew Hodges will describe the connection between these aspects of Alan Turing’s life and the background to his death in 1954.
Registration for this event is mandatory. Please ensure you enter your full details in the registration panel on the right hand side of this page. You will receive a confirmation email if your registration details are received.
Light snacks and drinks will be served on arrival.
|17.30||18.30||Registration & Networking|
|18.30||20.00||Keynote: The Life and Death of Alan Turing, Andrew Hodges|
Andrew Hodges wrote the biography “Alan Turing: The Enigma”, which was published in 1983. He came to the subject as a mathematician, but also as someone involved in the LGBT rights movement since 1971. Since 1983 his book has been the starting-point for many other works of fiction, art, music, theatre, and film. Andrew Hodges has recently retired from his mathematical research and teaching at Oxford University, but continues his long involvement in the Alan Turing story. He maintains a website with comment and updates at www.turing.org.uk.
WHEN & WHERE
Thursday, 23 February 2017
17.30 — 20.30
City Gate House
39-45 Finsbury Square