LGBT+ History Month 2021: Alan Turing – Five Guildford Moments

Paul Backhouse, a Guildford Town Guide and author of Alan Turing: Guildford’s Best Kept Secret talks about five moments in Alan Turing’s life which connect him to Guildford and tell us more about the man behind the genius.

Alan Turing is famous as the father of modern computing and for his codebreaking achievements during the Second World War. We hope this taster podcast encourages you to find out more about Alan Turing and his immense contribution to British and LGBTQ+ history.

Read more about Alan Turing on the Exploring Surrey’s Past website: https://www.exploringsurreyspast.org.uk/themes/people/scientists/alan_turing/

You can discover more stories from Surrey’s fascinating LGBTQ+ past and present on the Exploring Surrey’s Past website.

Learn about the LGBTQ+ archives held at Surrey History Centre and the sources to help you research LGBTQ+ history in Surrey.

For further information please contact:
Surrey History Centre
130 Goldsworth Road
Woking, Surrey, GU21 6ND
Tel: 01483 518737
Email: shs@surreycc.gov.uk
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