Talk:Alan Turing Memorial

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I'm not sure we need this article. It's essentially the same information as in the main Alan Turing article, and I don't believe its ever likely to grow beyond a stub. — Matt 23:09, 28 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Perhaps, but because I added a Public Monuments section on the main Manchester page I thought it was appropriate. The main Alan Turing article is about the man rather than the monument. Also it allows a reader to link from the monument (which they may have seen without knowing the background) to the main Article. DanCupid 30 Nov 04

I'm not sure there is an "Alan Turing memorial garden on Sackville street". There is a small park there - see Whitworth Gardens

ok - my mistake (again!) --DanCupid 17:57, 16 Dec 2004 (UTC)

can we ever know this?[edit]

"Turing committed suicide in 1954..." While is seems very likely that this is the case, there is more to it.

From the Alan Turing Article "...he had died of cyanide poisoning, apparently from a cyanide-laced apple he left half-eaten beside his bed. The apple itself was never tested for contamination with cyanide, and cyanide poisoning as a cause of death was established by a post-mortem. Most believe that his death was intentional, and the death was ruled a suicide. His mother, however, strenuously argued that the ingestion was accidental due to his careless storage of laboratory chemicals." —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:59, 6 September 2007 (UTC)


I can verify two facts from the article:

1) As positioned the statue does indeed have the University of Manchester to the left and the Manchester Gay Village to the right. When the statue was unveiled in 2001 the buildings to the left were part of the UMIST complex but since then the two universities have amalgamated.

2) When I attended the unveiling of the statue in 2001 we were told that the Amstrad computer that held the details of all those who contributed to the erection of the statue was buried beneath.

Peter Gant —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:16, 27 January 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the verification. As it happens, though, we need something a little stronger under Wikipedia's rules: we need to be able to cite a published source (see WP:RS). — Matt Crypto 19:17, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

Requested edit[edit]

Is it possible that this photo:,_as_an_early_part_of_the_flowers_for_Turing_Project..jpg might be added to the page? I took the photo (and wrote the page at giving the circumstances... ) so It would be a bit of a COI if I put it in... I think it is a nice illustration of the place that Turing holds in people's hearts.

Joe (talk) 21:29, 19 November 2013 (UTC)