“Alan Turing is credited with cracking Nazi Germany’s Enigma code, in the process shortening World War Two, and saving countless lives.
He was also a mathematical genius, the father of the modern computer and much of his ground-breaking work was conducted at the University of Manchester.
Today, mathematics students at the university attend lectures in the building bearing his name.
But it was also in Manchester, in 1952, that Dr Turing was arrested for having sex with another man, which was then an illegal act.”* Cenk Uygur, Ben Mankiewicz, Ana Kasparian and Jimmy Dore break it down on The Young Turks.
*Read more here from Katie Cooksey / BBC:
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