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Alan Turing’s Manchester: 20th Century Industrial History and Social Injustice

The Fire Within hosts a FREE Online Talk: Alan Turing’s Manchester: 20th Century Industrial History and Social Injustice by Jonathan Swinton

About this Event:

The Fire Within’s latest exhibition: WE WILL ALWAYS BE TOGETHER XX incorporates the SUPER COMPUTER room centred on the life of Alan Turing. Al and Al’s Prix de Jury award-winning film The Creator explores Alan Turing’s life in the setting of a psychotherapy session. This introduction provides the foundation for #TheFireWithin’s first digital talk on Alan Turing!

Join The Fire Within and Jonathan Swinton to answer the question: Manchester is proud of Alan Turing but does it deserve to be?

Alan Turing’s story demonstrates 20th Century industrial history as well as the social injustices of the time. Jonathan Swinton will use his recent biography of Alan Turing’s Manchester to explore the paradoxical way Manchester takes pride in its role in Turing’s life and simultaneously condemns what happened to him when he was there.

Register for and access the event: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/alan-turings-manchester20th-century-industrial-history-social-injustice-tickets-138439792145

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  • Friday 5th March 2021
  • Online Event via Zoom