9. Turing was voted the 21st greatest Briton of all time
While many have voiced their dismay that Turing is not more widely recognised beyond the IT community, he has often been mentioned in lists attempting to rank those who have had the most impact on the world.
Time Magazine named him in 1999 as one of the most important people of the 20th century, pointing out the huge impact his work ultimately had on millions of workers around the world.
"The fact remains that everyone who taps at a keyboard, opening a spreadsheet or a word processing program, is working on an incarnation of a Turing machine," it said.
Ten years later he also featured in the BBC's Greatest Britons series, where he was ranked 21, just behind Alexander Fleming, and some way ahead of internet pioneer Sir Tim Berners-Lee who polled at a surprisingly low 99.
8. Universities around the world have facilities dedicated to Turing
It's no surprise that seats of learning around the world have rooms and buildings dedicated to Turing given his huge impact on the world of technology. But the breadth of those commemorating the great man underlines just how revered he is in academia.
The University of Surrey has a statue of Turing on its main piazza (pictured), the University of Pureto Rico has a lab named after him and Stanford University named the sole lecture room of its mathematics building the Alan Turing Auditorium, to cite just a few.
There are also commemorative rooms in universities in Edinburgh, Keele, Lille, Manchester and Oregon, while Istanbul Bilgi University hosts an annual conference event on computation theory called 'Turing Days'.
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