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Reflections of Alan Turing

A Relative Story

Dermot Turing

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HISTORY PRESS
28 June 2021
A new perspective on Alan Turing, his family and his legacy - written by his nephew. For many, Alan Turing's story is an inspiration, but given the numerous biographies in circulation what more can we learn about the man? 'Reflections of Alan Turing' explores many topics typically connected to his work including artificial intelligence, code-breaking and security debunking common myths and misconceptions along the way. Beyond this it also considers questions raised by different episodes in Turing's life and background which have resonance in relation to wider themes today, including women in science, criminalisation of sexuality and iconography. Having grown up in the shadow of his uncle's reputation and with access to family papers, Dermot Turing is perfectly positioned to give a new perspective and answer for the first time in writing the questions that arise time and again from audiences at the talks and lectures he gives about his famous relative. AUTHOR: Dermot Turing is the author of the acclaimed biography 'Prof', about the life of his uncle, Alan Turing and 'X, Y & Z: the Real Story of How Enigma Was Broken'. He spent his career in the legal profession after graduating from Cambridge and Oxford, and is a trustee of Bletchley Park. He has extensive knowledge of World War II code-breaking and is a regular presenter at major cryptology events. He lives in St Albans. 12 b/w illustrations
By:   Dermot Turing
Imprint:   HISTORY PRESS
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 138mm, 
ISBN:   9780750996099
ISBN 10:   0750996099
Pages:   208
Publication Date:   28 June 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

Dermot Turing is the author of the acclaimed biography 'Prof', about the life of his uncle, Alan Turing and 'X, Y & Z: the Real Story of How Enigma Was Broken'. He spent his career in the legal profession after graduating from Cambridge and Oxford, and is a trustee of Bletchley Park. He has extensive knowledge of World War II code-breaking and is a regular presenter at major cryptology events. He lives in St Albans.

Reviews for Reflections of Alan Turing: A Relative Story

A timely and important book ... [an] exploration of the possibilities of AI and beyond. -- Sir Adrian Smith FRS Strips away the encrusted hagiography that has developed around Alan Turing in recent years ... a passionate argument for the lessons we should draw from his life and his extraordinary scientific achievements. -- Robert Hannigan Fascinating and highly readable ... My wife Rohini and I feel particularly grateful to have a special link to [Alan Turing] through our house in Coonoor ... where Alan's mother lived for many years. -- Nandan Nilekani Essential reading for anyone who thinks they know the history of Alan Turing ... a significant reappraisal of his meaning for us today. -- Dr Tilly Blyth Dermot compels us to learn from his uncle's incredible life and many achievements in our own pursuit of creating a better world for all. -- Liz Carr


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