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Christopher Collan Morcom

A fellow student at Sherborne who was a year older than Alan Turing but appeared younger. He died at age 18 from complications of bovine tuberculosis from drinking infected cow's milk years earlier.

Robert Augenfeld

A young Jewish boy who came to England at age 14 with sponsorship by Alan, who he says made a gentle sexual approach when Robert was 16, and he had perceived that the possibilty had been at the back of Alan's mind from the beginning.

Frances Isobel Morcom (née Swan)

She was the mother of Christopher Morcom, with whom Alan Turing exchanged letters.

Arnold Murray

The 19-year-old teenager with whom Alan Turing admitted a sexual relationship to police in 1952.

John Turing

Alan's brother, born in 1908.

Joan Clarke

A fellow crypotanalyst and mathematician, she was briefly Alan's fiancée.

Robin Oliver Gandy

Mathematician, friend and student of Turing, he lived from 1919 to 1995.

Julius Mathison Turing

Alan Turing's father, son of Rev. John Robert Turing, of Scottish descent.

Ethel Sara Turing

Ethel Sara Turing née Stoney was Alan Turing's mother and was of Anglo-Irish ancestry.

Sir John Dermon Turing

Alan's nephew, son of John Turing and 12th Baronet, born 1961.

St Michaels

This was the primary school attended by Alan Turing between the ages of 6 and 9 years.

Sherborne School

Located in Dorset, Alan attended from the age of 13.

King's College

Located in Cambridge, Turing studied here from 1931 to 1934 and graduated with a degree in mathematics. In 1935, he was elected a Fellow.

Princeton University

In 1938, Turing obtained his PhD from here.

Government Code and Cypher School (GC&CS)

This organization was located at Bletchley Park during World War II and employed Alan Turing to crack the Enigma encryption.

Alan Turing Law

This has been used to secure pardons for 75,000 individuals in England and Wales for crimes related to sexuality.

Maida Vale

Turing was born here in 1912.

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