Alan Turing To Be The Face Of The New £50 Note

I am delighted to learn local and national hero Alan Turing will be the face of the new £50 note.

Turing’s work devising codebreaking machines at Bletchley Park in MK was instrumental during World War Two and he is widely regarded as a forefather of computer science and artificial intelligence.

The new £50 note will go into circulation in 2021 after Turing was selected from a shortlist which included Ada Lovelace, Charles Babbage and Stephen Hawking.

His legacy will continue to have a massive impact on the science, mathematics and technology communities for years to come.