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Tue Jan 21, 2020, 12:50 PM

Alan Turing's doctorate, knighthood medal have been found


Rest in peace.

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Tue Jan 21, 2020, 01:36 PM

1. from the article:

Alan Turing’s stolen doctorate, knighthood medal recovered in Colorado

Biz West Media/Prairie Mountain Media

PUBLISHED: January 20, 2020 at 4:05 pm | UPDATED: January 21, 2020 at 9:57 by Dan Mika, BizWest Media/Prairie Mountain Media

Federal officials say they recovered mathematician and World War II-era codebreaker Alan Turing’s doctoral degree, knighthood medal and other pieces of memorabilia in Colorado in 2018, almost 36 years after they were stolen.

In filings in the U.S. District Court of Colorado on Friday, federal officials say they seized the British mathematician’s Princeton University degree, his Order of the British Empire medal and several photos, school reports and letters from his time at Sherborne School, a boarding school in Dorset, England.

According to the seizure notices, a woman named Julia Turing approached the University of Colorado Boulder in January 2018, saying she wanted to loan Alan Turing’s memorabilia to the library. Archivists at the library determined the items were stolen from Sherborne in 1984.

Based on her own admission to investigators and from Sherborne records, Julia Turing visited the school during a larger study of Alan Turing’s life and asked to see his archive, which was stored in a wooden box in a laboratory. School officials said they found a note underneath the box after the theft, reading: “Please forgive me for taking these materials into my possession. They will be well taken care of while under the care of my hands and shall one day all be returned to this spot.”

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Tue Jan 21, 2020, 03:23 PM

2. This make me think. . .

. . . of one of the unmeasured effects of oppression. The loss of intellectual and creative input from those being oppressed. Humanity loses so much when any human group or individual is actively prevented from striving towards their full potential.

It's possible that we could be a thousand years ahead in technology and social development if women had not been vigorously enculturated into their "natural" home-bound lives.

If Turing had been stoned to death, imprisoned or aggressively "treated" at the first suspicion of his sexual orientation, we would--as the axiom goes--being speaking German right now.

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