The Alan Turing Building is named after the mathematician and founder of computer science Alan Turing. It is located at the University of Manchester, in England, where Turing himself read mathematics. It houses the School of Mathematics, the Photon Science Institute and the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, part of the School of Physics and Astronomy. The […]
Articles in the category North West
As well as having some of the specimens Darwin collected, The Manchester Museum was opened by The University of Manchester (formerly Owens College), following advice from the scientist T.H. Huxley. The Museum building was designed by Alfred Waterhouse (who also designed the Natural History Museum in London) and reflects Charles Darwin‘s evolutionary principles. Sorry, the […]
Sorry, this article hasn’t been written yet. Would you like to write it for us? Humanist Heritage relies on contributions from users so if you’re interested in helping us please drop us a line.
Alan Turing, pioneer of computer science, lived and died here. On 8 June 1954, Turing’s cleaner found him dead; he had died the previous day. A post-mortem examination established that the cause of death was cyanide poisoning. An inquest determined that he had committed suicide, and he was cremated at Woking crematorium on 12 June […]
The Ullet Road Unitarian Chapel is known as the English ‘cathedral of Unitarianism’. It was built between 1896 and 1898 to a design by the Unitarian architect Thomas Worthington and his son Percy. Although founded as a non-conformist Christian faith, Unitarianism has historically been characterised by a rationalist and individualist approach to spirituality, which encompasses […]