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ALAN TURING'S CAMBRIDGE

ALAN TURING'S CAMBRIDGE

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The Cambridge Gift Shop (meet outside)

Rose Crescent

Cambridge

CB2 3LL

United Kingdom

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A guided walking tour covering Alan Turing's years in Cambridge and the people and places that preceded his scientific achievements.

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Alan Turing is widely considered to be the father of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence. This tour will cover his time in Cambridge and the scientific advances that preceded him. The route will include the old Cavendish Laboratory, Trinity College, The Eagle Public House, Turing's college, King’s, and the plaque there commemorating him.

Controversy still surrounds Turing’s death. Turing was prosecuted in 1952 under the laws in force then against homosexual acts. When he was found dead at his home in 1954, a verdict of suicide was given but some people thought an unfortunate accident with a cyanide was to blame. The British public and establishment are now united in recognising the legacy left behind by Turing: he was given a Royal Pardon in 2013; voted the most influential figure of the 20th century by the public and since June 23rd 2021, has been the face of the new Bank of England £50 note.

The tour will be led by Tony Rodgers, a Cambridge Green Badge Guide and one of the partners in Cambridge Tour Guides. Tony is an alumnus of Trinity Hall and a Life Fellow of Hughes Hall. He was also capped ten times by the Barbarians and was head coach of the University rugby team for 30 years.

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The Cambridge Gift Shop (meet outside)

Rose Crescent

Cambridge

CB2 3LL

United Kingdom

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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