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
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