Life of Alan Turing celebrated in BBC Prom

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  • Author: Statistics Views
  • Date: 18 July 2014
  • Copyright: By Alan_Turing.jpg: Jon Callas from San Jose, USA derivative work: OS (Alan_Turing.jpg) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

An orchestral work by the Pet Shop Boys about the life of wartime codebreaker Alan Turing is to have its world premiere at this year's BBC Proms.

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The Pet Shop Boys Prom, on 23 July, will feature new orchestral arrangements of Pet Shop Boys songs along with the Turing-inspired work A Man from the Future.

Computer pioneer  Alan Turing received a posthumous royal pardon in December 2013, following a conviction for homosexual activity.

He worked at Bletchley Park during World War Two, and his work helped accelerate Allied efforts to read German naval messages enciphered with the Enigma machine.

Statistics Views interviewed James Grime back in the Alan Turing Year of 2012, where James provided a demonstration of a surviving Enigma machine. Read the interview and see the video here

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