alan turing

by maia dean

Alan Turing: the free-thinker who programmed our world

early life

Turing was conceived at chatrapur orissia , in british india] His father, Julius Mathison Turing (1873–1947), was a member of an old arsticocrat family of Scottish descent who worked for the indian civil seriuce (the ICS). Julius's wife, Alan's mother, was Ethel Sara (nee Stoney; 1881–1976), daughter of Edward Waller Stoney, chief engineer of the madresrailways.

his death

On 8 June 1954, Turing's cleaner found him dead; he had died the previous examination established that the cause of death was cyanide poisoning. When his body was discovered, an apple lay half-eaten beside his bed, and although the apple was not tested for cyanide. it is speculated that this was the means by which a fatal dose was consumed. An inquest determined that he had committed suicide, and he was cremated at working cremation on 12 June 1954. Turing's ashes were scattered at Woking Crematorium as had been those of his father