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LGBT History Month: Alan Turing lectures in London and Liverpool

Issue No. 2288

Alan Turing was one of the 20th century’s pioneering mathematicians. He developed the abstract theory of computation before moving on to work on early computing machines.

But he was hounded by the state for his sexuality. Turing was arrested for gross indecency in 1952 and forced to take “hormonal treatment”. He committed suicide two years later.

Two lectures this month look at various aspects of Turing’s life, work and legacy.

16 February, 1pm: Dr Jon Agar speaks at the Anatomy Building, Gower Street, University College London

22 February, 4pm: Paul Gannon speaks at the Eleanor Rathbone Building, University of Liverpool

For more LGBT History Month events go to lgbthistorymonth.org.uk


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Sat 4 Feb 2012, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 2288
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