– BBC Radio Interview/Report with Gina Battye and Daragh Corcoran
Topic: Report about Alan Turing and the £50 note.
Daragh approached Gina for her thoughts on Alan Turing being featured on the new £50 note. Above is the report that went out on 25th March 2021.
“Alan Turing was a computer pioneer, maths genius and codebreaker whose influence encompassed wars, modern computing and the lives of millions of gay men.
He was recognised for his genius but, like many men until 1967, he lived as a “criminal” simply for being gay.
A change in the law came too late for Turing whose suicide in 1954 followed a conviction for having a relationship with a man.
Date: 25th March 2021
Station: BBC RADIO LEEDS 92.4 FM