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Alan Turing: "The Founder of Computer Science" - BCS Berkshire

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The Curious Lounge

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20 Tudor Road

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This talk explores Alan Turing’s life, achievements and legacy.Turing was instrumental in developing and influencing computing devices that have been said to have shortened the war by up to two years, by decoding encrypted enemy messages that were believed by others to be unbreakable.

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Anthony Parker (BCS Berkshire)

SPEAKER
Jonathan Bowen, FBCS FRSA, Emeritus Professor of Computing at London South Bank University

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AGENDA
6.30 pm: Registration & refreshments
7.00 pm: Presentation
8.00 pm: Q & A
8.15 pm: Chance to chat and network
9.00 pm: Close

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SYNOPSIS
Alan Mathison Turing (1912–1954), OBE FRS, has a rightful claim to the title of father of modern computing. He laid the theoretical groundwork for a universal machine that models a computer in its most general form before World War II.
During the war, Turing was instrumental in developing and influencing computing devices that have been said to have shortened the war by up to two years, by decoding encrypted enemy messages that were believed by others to be unbreakable.

After the war, he made further important contributions to early computing and provided foundation ideas for the fields of artificial intelligence, positing the Turing Test, and mathematical biology. Unlike some theoreticians, Turing was willing to be involved with practical aspects, and was as happy to wield a soldering iron as he was to tackle a mathematical problem from a novel viewpoint.
Although his life was tragically cut short aged 41, his scientific contribution to humanity is immense. This talk explores Alan Turing’s life, achievements and legacy.


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SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY

Jonathan Bowen, FBCS FRSA, is Emeritus Professor of Computing at London South Bank University, Adjunct Professor at Southwest University, Chongqing, China, and Chairman of an IT and museum-related consultancy company, Museophile Limited (founded in 2002).
He studied Engineering Science at University College, Oxford. Jonathan has held previous academic appointments at Imperial College London, Oxford University, the University of Reading, and Birmingham City University, as well as working in industry, including Marconi Instruments, Logica, Silicon Graphics, and Altran Praxis.
His interests range from computer science and software engineering to the history of computing and museum informatics. He is widely published with over 350 publications, a Fellow of the British Computer Society and the Royal Society of Arts, and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists.
His books include a collaborative volume on the life and work of Alan Turing, The Turing Guide, published by Oxford University Press in 2017.


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BCS Member £10.00, plue VAT and booking Fee
BCS Non Member £20.00plue VAT and booking Fee.


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A full refund will be issued if a cancellation is received within 7 days of the booking date or by 27th November otherwise, name substitutions will be allowed after this date.

For overseas delegates who wish to attend the event please note that BCS does not issue invitation letters.

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20 Tudor Road

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RG1 1NH

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