Alan Turing to appear on new £50 note

Alan Turing banknote concept
Alan Turing banknote concept
Bank of England

The mathematician, codebreaker and computer scientist Alan Turing is to appear on the new £50 banknote, the Bank of England revealed today (July 15).

The BoE had previously sought nominations of famous dead scientists with links to the UK to appear on the new note, which will be printed on polymer. Turing was chosen by governor Mark Carney from a field of 989 individuals, with members of the public making a total of 227,299 nominations. A selection committee narrowed the field to a shortlist of

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