Hooray: Alan Turing's Papers Successfully Acquired For Public Display

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You may not remember, but back in November I wrote about a brave guy who was trying to raise half a million pounds to buy a large lot of notes and papers by the hugely influential logician and computing pioneer Alan Turing. As it turns out he didn’t get near that huge amount, but he did raise quite a bit, which, added to a generous £100,000 from Google and a sum from the National Heritage Memorial Fund, proved to be enough to purchase the papers after they failed to sell at Christie’s.

They’ll be on display at the Bletchley Park Museum (Turing’s workplace) after they’ve completed restoration work. Congratulations to all involved.

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