The story of Alan Turing is one of the great and singular tragedies of the 20th century. A gifted mathematician, one of the founders of computer science, and the recipient of an OBE in 1945 for his services to the WWII codebreaking station at Bletchley Park, Turing was also gay at a time when homosexuality was a criminal offence.
In 1952, Turing was prosecuted for criminal behaviour and subjected to chemical castration – oestrogen injections that...
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