Turing's 100th birthday celebrations at King's


King's is celebrating Turing's 100th birthday on 15 and 16 June 2012. The celebrations will include talks, a film screening and a piano recital.

Speakers will include people who knew Turing and people who have written about him and the areas he worked on. Turing's nephew and closest living relative, Sir John Dermot Turing, will open the event. Jerry Roberts, one of Bletchley Park's last surviving codebreakers, will give the King's College Turing Centenary Lecture.

Other speakers will include Margaret Boden OBE FBA, Jack Copeland FRS, Daniel Dennett, William Newman (who knew Turing as a boy) and bestselling science author Simon Singh.

For details see the Turing 100th Birthday Party website.

The celebrations are part of a series events around the world to mark Turing's centenary. For a list of all the events see the Turing Centenary website.

Alan M Turing (1912 – 1954) was a student and then a Fellow of King's, and his family donated many of his documents to the Archive Centre here after his death. Most of these are online at the Turing Digital Archive.

7 May 2012