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The Imitation Game, movie released November 2014

As mathematics undergraduates in the 1960s we heard about Turing machines — hypothetical devices that can manipulate symbols on an infinite tape — but learned nothing about Alan Turing, whose work at Bletchley Park during the Second World War remained unknown to anyone outside the inner core of the security services. Visiting there four years …

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The King’s Speech, Movie in Cinemas in the UK and USA, January 2011

On 6th February 1952, King George VI died in his sleep, aged 56. His daughter Elizabeth flew back to the UK from Kenya to become Queen Elizabeth II. Though I was a child at the time, I remember dreaming one night that my Dad and I went to the palace to help the king. Surely …

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