Alan Turing

Police must apologise to those falsely accused of sex offences

4 February 2017 9:00 am

This week, 49,000 gay men were granted posthumous pardons. Had Harold Macmillan’s government taken notice of this magazine in 1957…

Bletchley Park was decades ahead of Silicon Valley. So what happened?

25 July 2015 9:00 am

Gordon Corera, best known as the security correspondent for BBC News, somehow finds time to write authoritative, well-researched and readable…

Turing, Snow White and the poisoned apple

9 May 2015 9:00 am

As a young student, the atheist Alan Turing — disorientated with grief over the death of his first love Christopher…

From Tom Brown’s School Days, illustrated by Thomas Hughes

A rebellion among Rugby schoolboys proved perfect training for its ringleader in putting down a Jamaican slave-rising in later life

28 March 2015 9:00 am

The public schools ought to have gone out of business long ago. The Education Act of 1944, which promised ‘state-aided…

My four great loves were unrequited (though I had a chance with Ginger Rogers)

24 January 2015 9:00 am

I had a short chat with BBC radio concerning the actor Jack Nicholson, whom I knew slightly during the Seventies…

The misguided bid to turn Alan Turing into an Asperger’s martyr

10 January 2015 9:00 am

When I first heard the story of Alan Turing in my late teens I made what must be quite a…

Alan Turing's last victory

13 December 2014 9:00 am

The story of how we cracked Enigma was top secret, then misrepresented. Now it’s a worldwide cult

Railly, railly posh: Keira Knightley as Joan Clarke

The Imitation Game: a film that's as much in the closet as Alan Turing was

15 November 2014 9:00 am

The Imitation Game is a biopic starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing, the brilliant mathematician who broke the German’s Enigma…

Why I’m against posthumous pardons, even for Alan Turing

26 July 2014 9:00 am

Ross Clark is a columnist I try to read because he is never trite. So I was sorry to miss…

Is any kind of sex still taboo in literature?

8 March 2014 9:00 am

Is there any kind of love that novelists still can’t touch?

Our shameful treatment of Alan Turing, the man behind the Enigma Code

6 July 2013 9:00 am

Alan Turing, the man who developed the Enigma code that saved the Allied war effort, was not merely disregarded by…