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Turing and his Times

The Turing and his Times event was held at The National Museum of Computing (TNMOC) on 26 April 2012 to mark the centenary of the birth of Alan Turing.

Turing running a race at the NPL Sports Day in December 1946. He finished in second place.
Turing running a race at the NPL Sports Day
in December 1946. He finished in second place.

Turing and his Times featured: a talk by computer historian Professor Simon Lavington on Turing and his Contemporaries; a simulation of the Pilot ACE computer by TNMOC trustee Kevin Murrell; and the first formal public showing of a video commissioned by NPL of the recollections of two of Turing's colleagues. The event was chaired by highly respected journalist, commentator and technology critic, Bill Thompson.

The video is in three parts:

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Last Updated: 31 May 2012
Created: 31 May 2012

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