Codebreaker Alan Turing to be face of new British banknote

Codebreaker Alan Turing to be face of new British banknote

The Bank of England has chosen computing pioneer Alan Turing as the face of the country’s new 50 pound note. Turing’s work cracking Nazi Germany’s secret communications helped win World War II. He was, however, prosecuted for homosexuality after the war. He died at age 41 in 1954 after eating an apple laced with cyanide. Turing received a posthumous royal pardon in 2013.

Ciaran Quinn
Ciaran Quinn 6 months

And well deserved

Paul C
Paul C 6 months

Turing was certainly one of the most notable people from relatively recent British history, but for my money Churchill would have been a better choice.

Otis B Driftwood
Otis B Driftwood 6 months

He might be the most important person of the 20th century that most people have never heard of.

Seekster 6 months

He is supposed to look like Benedict Cumberbatch though.

Marcus Rogers
Marcus Rogers 6 months

Good, bet the sjw's will be shrieking at this one

ConcealCarryProtect 6 months

Breaks secret Nazi code while gay British Government: Wait. Thats illegal.

Unbiased Intent
Unbiased Intent 6 months

I can almost guarantee some SJW will take issue with it. This is a great man who potentially saved thousands.

Sir_Kutz 6 months

Another white male?! Racists!

Jay Lebo
Jay Lebo 6 months

Interesting that they bring up his suicide but omit his torture by the government he served that led to it.

Dave 6 months

Excellent, it's about time he was given recognition.

william snedker
william snedker 6 months

As much as I complain about social justice taking over, it does make me happy that he was gay, accomplished and we will never forget and I got my own representation, he had autism which could of been how he thought outside the box and made the made the machine that broke the enigma code

Property 6 months

that's really cool actually, cant wait to use it

ShivatheObserver 6 months

Royal pardon out to be royal apology I think.

SimonR 6 months


Barny Fraggles
Barny Fraggles 6 months

Excellent choice.

Big Bang Boi
Big Bang Boi 6 months

I’m ok with this

TheMysteriousMan 6 months

He made amazing breakthroughs that helped us win the war. He absolutely deserves it.

Mitchell 6 months

I was about to say that putting a white male on the note seems to not be very woke given the climate of the UK, but then I saw the homosexuality thing.

Crimson Jester
Crimson Jester 6 months

He was treated so poorly, I'm not sure if this is really a good thing.

T Man
T Man 6 months

I dig it.

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