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Alan Turing

Court files recording details of computer scientist Alan Turing's convictions for homosexual acts have gone on display for the first time.

Credit: Biography.com

Court files recording details of World War Two code-breaker Alan Turing's convictions for homosexual acts have gone on display for the first time.

One of the documents, to be displayed at Chester Town Hall, shows the mathematician admitted "acts of gross indecency" at a trial in 1952.

He then underwent chemical castration.

Helen Pickin-Jones, chair of Chester Pride, said: "Just a few simple lines of text reveal the appalling treatment of one of our national heroes." 

 

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