The Imitation Game, based on the real life story of Alan Turing, official UK trailer

Alan Turing had finally been granted a pardon for his conviction for homosexuality

In The Imitation Game, Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII. Turing went on to assist with the development of computers at the University of Manchester after the war, but was prosecuted by the UK government in 1952 for homosexual acts which the country deemed illegal.

More about the movie

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  • Budget 2014: Alan Turing Institute to lead big data research,
    oddonion, March 19, 2014.

More about Alan Turing posthumous pardon

  • Alan Turing granted Royal pardon by the Queen, telegraph, 24 Dec 2013.
  • Grant a pardon to Alan Turin, epetitions, Closing:23/11/2012.
  • Government rejects a pardon for computer genius Alan Turing, the guardian, 7 February 2012.
  • How Alan Turing Finally Got a Posthumous Apology, radar, September 17, 2009.
  • PM apology after Turing petition, BBC News, 11 September 2009.
  • Gordon Brown: I’m proud to say sorry to a real war hero, telegraph, 10 Sep 2009.
Even more
  • Pardon all of the estimated 49,000 men who, like Alan Turing, were convicted of consenting same-sex relations under the British “gross indecency” law (only repealed in 2003), and also all the other men convicted under other UK anti-gay laws, change.org, Feb 10, 2015.
  • Our posts tagged Alan Turing, who was chemically castrated by means of DES in 1952.
  • Video published on 27 Jan 2015 by UICC channel.
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Behind Alan Turing’s Machines

Fresh insights into the enigma

Alan Turing and his machines - fresh insights into the enigmaAlan Turing avoided prison by agreeing to a now unthinkable condition of probation: chemical castration. He was forced to take Stilboestrol (DES)

Read Alan Turing and his machines – fresh insights into the enigma.

More about Alan Turing posthumous pardon

  • Alan Turing granted Royal pardon by the Queen, telegraph, 24 Dec 2013.
  • Grant a pardon to Alan Turin, epetitions, Closing:23/11/2012.
  • Government rejects a pardon for computer genius Alan Turing, the guardian, 7 February 2012.
  • How Alan Turing Finally Got a Posthumous Apology, radar, September 17, 2009.
  • PM apology after Turing petition, BBC News, 11 September 2009.
  • Gordon Brown: I’m proud to say sorry to a real war hero, telegraph, 10 Sep 2009.
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Codebreaker Alan Turing’s ‘suicide’ in Doubt

Alan Turing was forced to take DES…

Codebreaker Alan Turing's 'suicide' in doubtAlan Turing, a mathematical genius and codebreaker born 100 years who was forced to take DES

Read Alan Turing: Inquest’s suicide verdict ‘not supportable’.

More about Alan Turing posthumous pardon

  • Alan Turing granted Royal pardon by the Queen, telegraph, 24 Dec 2013.
  • Grant a pardon to Alan Turin, epetitions, Closing:23/11/2012.
  • Government rejects a pardon for computer genius Alan Turing, the guardian, 7 February 2012.
  • How Alan Turing Finally Got a Posthumous Apology, radar, September 17, 2009.
  • PM apology after Turing petition, BBC News, 11 September 2009.
  • Gordon Brown: I’m proud to say sorry to a real war hero, telegraph, 10 Sep 2009.
More DES DiEthylStilbestrol Resources

Alan Turing Cyber-Legacy praised by GCHQ Director

Iain Lobban said there were “enduring lessons” to be drawn from the work of Alan Turing

Alan Turing image

Alan Turing was arrested on 7 February 1952 for his affair with a young man.

He was obliged to undertake injections of DES (stilboestrol in the UK) intended to render him asexual…

He only became famous decades after his death. GCHQ director Iain Lobban said there were “enduring lessons” to be drawn from the work of Alan Turing.

Read GCHQ praises Turing cyber-legacy.

More about Alan Turing posthumous pardon

  • Alan Turing granted Royal pardon by the Queen, telegraph, 24 Dec 2013.
  • Grant a pardon to Alan Turin, epetitions, Closing:23/11/2012.
  • Government rejects a pardon for computer genius Alan Turing, the guardian, 7 February 2012.
  • How Alan Turing Finally Got a Posthumous Apology, radar, September 17, 2009.
  • PM apology after Turing petition, BBC News, 11 September 2009.
  • Gordon Brown: I’m proud to say sorry to a real war hero, telegraph, 10 Sep 2009.
DES DiEthylStilbestrol Resources