Media Column: The Imitation Game

Volume: 
45
Issue Number: 
2
Issue: 
Mar-Apr
Year: 
2015
Authors and Affiliations: 
Sarah Rees, Newcastle University, UK

Abstract

First Paragraph:
The film is set at Bletchley Park, where German codes were cracked repeatedly during World War II. It centers on the story of Alan Turing, a brilliant mathematician who, as a professor in Manchester shortly after the war, was prosecuted for homosexual activity in 1952, and died in 1954 shortly after his conviction and a non-custodial sentence of estrogen injection. And it features his relationship with Joan Clarke, one of the very few women employed as a mathematician at Bletchley Park, to whom he was briefly engaged to be married.


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