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Manchester is proud of Alan Turing but does it deserve to be?
In this talk based on this book Alan Turing’s Manchester, Jonathan Swinton explores the complexity of the city that Alan Turing encountered in 1948 and the remarkable men and women who surrounded him.
The multitude of Annunciations existing today epitomise Gregory the Great's words "Illiterate men can contemplate in the lines of a picture what they cannot learn by means of the written word".
Since the industrial revolution and the world’s first passenger railway services transport has played a critical role in shaping Greater Manchester and the lives of people living in the conurbation.