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New BBC drama focuses on decriminalisation of homosexuality

New BBC drama focuses on decriminalisation of homosexuality

A new BBC drama will mark the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in the United Kingdom. Against the Law will recount the case against British conservative politician Lord Montagu who was arrested and put on trial for being gay alongside two other men, his cousin Michael Pitt-Rivers and journalist Peter Wildeblood. The high […]

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Isle of Man will introduce gay pardon law

Isle of Man will introduce gay pardon law

The Isle of Man has announced it will be moving forward with plans to pardon historical convictions for gay offences. The former Home Affairs Minister, Juan Waterson, has indicated he’s pushing for the pardon’s to be included in a new sexual offences act that will be open for public consultation before the end of the […]

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Monday Book: Alan Turing

Alan Turing by Jim Eldridge Bloomsbury The Real Lives series of books are narrative accounts of the lives and times of some of the world’s most iconic people and the latest addition to the collection is about the “father of computer science” Alan Turing. Born in 1912, the book identifies markers in his youth that […]

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First Look: Benedict Cumberbatch is Alan Turing

First Look: Benedict Cumberbatch is Alan Turing

In celebration of of Alan Turing’s royal pardon the makers of the upcoming bio-pic ‘The Imitation Game’ have released the first image of Sherlock Holmes star Benedict Cumberbatch as the famed code breaker. The film, which co-stars Keira Knightly and Charles Dance is expected to be released in 2014. Read more about Alan Turing’s Royal […]

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British Scientist Alan Turing Pardoned

British scientist Alan Turing, one of the grandfather’s of modern computing, has been given a posthumous pardon by Queen Elizabeth II. Turing is remembered for cracking the German enigma code in World War II, one of the allies major breakthroughs in the war. His later work focused on how computers could complete mathematical tasks via […]

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