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Top 10 facts about Bletchley Park genius Alan Turing

21 Nov 2012
Alan Turing is being celebrated in the new film The Imitation Game

To celebrate Alan Turing's legacy, V3 has put together a list of some of the fascinating, surprising and amusing facts about the great man you may not have known.

10. Turing's birthplace in Maida Vale is commemorated with a blue plaque

Turing's parents originally lived in India, as his father was a member of the Indian Civil Service, but on discovering that they were to have a child, they looked to return to the UK as they wanted their children to grow up in England.

They moved to Maida Vale and it was here that Turing was born on 23 June 1912. The site is now commemorated by a blue plaque (pictured below).

There is also a plaque on his home in Wilmslow in Cheshire marking his time in the building.

Blue plaque commemorating Alan Turing birth place - photo courtesy Simon Harriyott

Photo by Simon Harriyott

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Dan Worth

Dan Worth is the news editor for V3 having first joined the site as a reporter in November 2009. He specialises in a raft of areas including fixed and mobile telecoms, data protection, social media and government IT. Before joining V3 Dan covered communications technology, data handling and resilience in the emergency services sector on the BAPCO Journal

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