Breaking Codes, Facing Persecution
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In this episode, I am joined by Jas Powell to delve into the remarkable legacy of Alan Turing, often hailed as the father of computer science. Recorded during Pride Month, this episode explores Turing's early life, groundbreaking contributions to the field of computing, and his pivotal role in breaking the German Enigma code during World War II. The discussion touches on Turing's personal struggles, including his tragic prosecution for homosexuality, and his lasting impact, culminating in the posthumous apology and pardon from the UK government. Join us as we celebrate Turing's genius and his enduring influence on both technology and LGBTQ+ rights.

At the end of the episode, me & Jas and mention the various initiatives actively focussed on LGBTQ+ rights in Cyprus. They are:

  • Accept LOATKI+ Cyprus
    Are responsible for the main Pride event on the island and the legal challenges to the Republic of Cyprus government for equality. They are the organizers of Cyprus Pride 2024 on June 1st 2024
  • Queer Cyprus
    Mainly Turkish speaking Cypriots, they march on IDAHoBAT. This year this was on May 17th
  • Queer Collective CY
    They are responsible for 'United by Pride' event and also do frequent queer movie nights in Nicosia. They are the organizers of United by Pride planned for 14th September 2024
  • Rainbow Families CY
    Family friendly group mainly focussed on kids activities and working on legal rights for the second parent regardless of gender for all Rainbow/LGBTQ Families
  • Queerwave
    The annual queer film festival. Queerwave 2024 will take place on 20th to 29th September 2024

Alan's Turning 1936 paper on computable numbers can be found here.

An Enigma code machine

Enigma Code Machine