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Mon Jul 15, 2019, 07:22 AM

Alan Turing to be on 50 Pound note-a good thing that's overdue IMO

Source-Sky News (@SkyNews) Tweeted:
Alan Turing: WWII codebreaker revealed as new face of 50 note https://t.co/sSIJkVMoea



Buried in the article...
Snip-"Dr Turing was homosexual and was convicted of gross indecency for his relationship with a man. He was posthumously pardoned by the Queen.

His legacy continues to have an impact on both science and society today."

Also doesn't mention his suicide, likely b/c of his conviction and sentence leading to the loss of his security clearance.

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 07:58 AM

1. It's about time. I know in the 90's they posthumously

Apologized to him. But he deserves so much more. (Most of my knowledge of Mr.Turing comes from the Imitation Game)
He gave so much and was treated beyond terribly.

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Mon Jul 15, 2019, 09:53 AM

2. This is nice news.

Thanks for this.

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