Sir Dermot Turing, nephew of Alan Turing and trustee at Bletchley Park Trust said, “Today’s announcement follows many years of work by various individuals and organisations to honour and remember the life, work and tragic death of Alan Turing.
“I am touched by all those who nominated Alan to be the face of the new £50 note, and hope today’s news will inspire more people to learn about his story and contribution to computer science.”
We're delighted that @bankofengland has today announced that Bletchley Park Codebreaker, AI pioneer and LGBTQ+ icon Alan Turing will be the new face of the £50 note.
— Bletchley Park (@bletchleypark) July 15, 2019
Iain Standen, chief executive of Bletchley Park Trust added, “It is a very fitting tribute to the life and work of Alan Turing that he will be the new face of the £50 note.
“During World War Two, he and a team of like-minded men and women played a crucial role at Bletchley Park.
“Today he is rightly considered one of the pioneers of modern computing and artificial intelligence, and his legacy continues to inspire new generations.”