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Alan Turing's Manchester

By Jonathan Swinton

9780750999946

ISBN: 9780750999946

Published: 19-05-2022


Alan Turing's Manchester

By Jonathan Swinton

ISBN: 9780750999946

Published: 19-05-2022

About This Book

Manchester is proud of Alan Turing but does it deserve to be? Dr Jonathan Swinton explores the complexity of the city that Alan Turing encountered in 1948. He goes well beyond Turing as a mathematician, to cover wire-women, Wittgenstein and the daisy. This book takes you across the city, from Hale to Moston, via the Festival of Britain and the seminar rooms and pick-up sites of the Oxford Road. It is a richly illustrated account of lives lived - and one life ended tragically early - in a post-war Manchester busy creating the computer.

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