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Pictured: Turing's nephew and fellow Sherborne School alumni, author Sir John Dermot Turing with the bust. <br />
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A magnificent bronze bust of Enigma codebreaker Alan Turing has today gone on display at his former school.<br />
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The bust, which is just over life size, stands on a plinth at Sherborne School in Dorset, where the genius mathematician and father of computer science was a pupil from 1926 to 1931.<br />
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It was unveiled by Turing's nephew and fellow Sherborne School alumni, author Sir John Dermot Turing.<br />
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During the Second World War Turing worked for the Government Code and Cypher School (GC&CS) at Bletchley Park, Bucks, Britain's code-breaking centre. He played a pivotal role in cracking the German Enigma code that enabled the Allies to defeat the Nazis in many crucial battles.<br />
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The bust has been fashioned by acclaimed sculptor David Williams-Ellis, who has previously commemorated the D-Day landings in sculpture for the Normandy Memorial Trust.