A posthumous knighthood for Alan Turing
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Turing was a pioneering mathematician who is now hailed for his work as part of the war-time team tasked with cracking Nazi codes (enigma). He is widely credited as the father of modern computing, but died a broken man in 1954, aged 41, after chemical castration following a conviction for homosexual activity.
Turing was granted a posthumous royal pardon three years ago but this doesn't go far enough. He was treated appallingly by the country he helped save. He deserves proper recognition in the 21st century world we live in and should receive a posthumous knighthood.
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