Code breaking computer scientist Alan Turing to be celebrated on new £50 note | ITV News

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Published on 15 Jul 2019, 21:44
A new £50 note will celebrate the work of computer scientist Alan Turning, the Bank of England has announced.

The note, which will be made of polymer, will go into circulation in 2021. It will feature an image of Turing taken in 1951 and his signature, taken from the visitor's book at Bletchley Park.

A quote from Turing, given in an interview to the Times newspaper on June 11 1949, will also feature. It reads: "This is only a foretaste of what is to come, and only the shadow of what is going to be."

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