Alan Turing

By Alana.Watts

About the Death of Alan Turing

Alan Turing committed suicide in 1954, by eating an apple containing cyanide. He was fascinated with the Disney cartoon version of Snow White which features a similar idea. There is a statue of Turing in Whitworth Gardens, Manchester. In 2012, the Olympic flame was passed from one person to another in front of the statue, on what would have been his 100th birthday.

Alan Turing was born in London in 1912, and at school was able to solve complex problems without having been taught them. Alan Turing often ran 60 km to London for meetings, and he liked to chain his coffee mug to a radiator at Bletchley Park to stop other people using it. One of Alan Turing's quote's-‘We are not interested in the fact that the brain has the consistency of cold porridge.’