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Alan Turing to be given posthumous pardon
Quote:. Ahmad described Turing as "one of the fathers, if not the father, of computer science".

Sharkey has campaigned for a pardon after being taught mathematics at Manchester University in the 1960s by Robin Gandy, Turing's only doctoral student, who became a close friend and was the executor of his will.

Sharkey said: "As I think everybody knows, he was convicted in 1952 of gross indecency and sentenced to chemical castration. He committed suicide two years later. The government know that Turing was a hero and a very great man. They acknowledge that he was cruelly treated. They must have seen the esteem in which he is held here and around the world."

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Alan Turing to be given posthumous pardon - by stevebowers - 07-22-2013, 12:01 AM

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