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New Podcast: Turing Talk

20 February 2012

If you missed Jon Agar's lunchtime lecture on Alan Turing & the History of the Computer you can now access it online at

The talk explores biographer Andrew Hodges' argument that Turing's feelings for his friend Christopher Morcom and the trauma of Morcom's premature death were pivotal in the development of Turing's ideas about the human spirit, the nature of consciousness and, ultimately, the development of the computer

The talk was presented on 16th February as part of UCL's Diversity Month - visit the Diversity Month 2012 website for details of events running throughout February.

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