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Pioneering gay scientist Alan Turing honoured with new sculpture

Scientist Alan Turing, considered the father of modern computing and artificial intelligence, has been honoured at King’s College, Cambridge, with a new sculpture nine years after it was first proposed.The 3.7m high artwork by Sir Antony Gormley was unveiled at the university where Turing, best known for cracking the Enigma Code during the Second World War, studied mathematics and became a fellow of the college in 1935 when he was just 22 years of age. He was awarded an OBE in 1945 for his incredible work, but in 1952, he was sentenced to chemical castration after being convicted of “gross indecency” with another man.

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