Great East London sponsors the Alan Turing 2012 Commemorative Dinner, Cambridge.

Great East London is proud to sponsor the Alan Turing 2012 Commemorative Dinner at King's College, University of Cambridge.

This event remembers the revered code-breaker and computing pioneer by celebrating his 100th birthday on 23 June 2012 with a programme of lectures, exhibits, college tours, and a commemorative dinner.

Alan M. Turing (1912-1954) studied at King's between 1931-1934 before going on to become a Fellow of the College a year later, at the remarkably young age of 22.

His cryptanalysis work at Bletchley Park during the Second World War led to the cracking of the "Enigma" code, an achievement that is estimated to have shortened the conflict by two years, saving countless lives.

Turing is also famed for discovering and formalising many of the fundamental concepts in computer science, including the Halting Problem, the Turing (Logical Computing) Machine, Church-Turing equivalence, and the Turing Test (whereby a machine attempts to fool a human judge into thinking it is another human being).

Great East London's sponsorship supports computer scientists studying at Cambridge, helping to promote home-grown technology talent and supporting the University's position as a global leader in computing innovation.

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