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Turing Tea Towel
May's Parlour

Turing Tea Towel

Regular price £12.00

Is the dryer upper in your house a computer geek? Then look no further.

The father of modern computing That’s Alan Turing. How good are you at breaking codes? There's a secret code buried in this tea towel – see if you can crack it…

Material & Care
Half Panama unbleached cotton (heavy weight, textured finish). Stitched on all four sides. Includes hanging loop. Measures approximately 48cm x 70cm. Machine wash at 40 degrees max. We recommend that before you use your tea towel for the first time you wash it at least once to soften up the material and make it more absorbent for drying dishes. Please note size can vary slightly.

 More about Alan Turing.....
Tragically, Turing's accomplishments were never fully recognised during his lifetime due to his homosexuality, then a crime in the UK. In 1952 he was prosecuted for homosexual acts and accepted chemical castration treatment as an alternative to prison. It wasn’t until 2009 that British PM Gordon Brown officially apologised on behalf of the British government.

Today, he’s an eponym. His impact on computer science is commemorated in the annual ‘Turing Award’ – the highest accolade in the industry; the ‘Turing Law’ of 2017 saw the pardon of 50,000 men who were convicted under historical legislation that outlawed homosexuality;   

 


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