Interesting People - Alan Turing

Alan Turing was a mathematical genius who worked at Bletchley Park during WWII, helping to create the Bombe that cracked messages enciphered with the German Enigma machines.

(Unfortunately he lived in a time of intolerance and misunderstanding. He was prosecuted under the gross indecency act after admitting to a sexual relationship with a man. He was convicted and given experimental chemical castration as a "treatment" and was told he could not continue to work for the UK Government. Two years later he killed himself.

Now, thousands of people have signed a Downing Street petition calling for a posthumous government apology.