Dermot Turing

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Sir John Dermot Turing, 12th Baronet (born 26 February 1961[1]) is a British solicitor and author.[2]

Dermot Turing was educated at Sherborne School and King’s College, Cambridge. He then undertook a DPhil degree in genetics at New College, Oxford, before moving into the legal profession.[3] He first worked in the Department of the HM Treasury Solicitor. He then worked at the international law firm Clifford Chance, where he was a partner until 2014 and latterly a consultant.[4] He specialized in the financial sector, especially with respect to failed banks, regulation, and risk management.

Turing is the nephew of Alan Turing (1912–1954).[2][5][6] In 2012, the centenary year of Alan Turing's birth, Dermot Turing became a trustee of Bletchley Park, where Alan Turing worked as a cryptologist during World War II.[3] In 2015 he wrote a book on Alan Turing[7] and in 2017 he contributed a chapter to The Turing Guide.[8] He is a member of the European Post-Trade Forum and a trustee of the Turing Trust. His interests also include cryptanalysis and naval history.[5]

Dermot Turing has commented on the accuracy of the 2014 film The Imitation Game, a dramatization of Alan Turing's life.[9][10][11] In 2018 he published X Y & Z: The Real Story of How Enigma Was Broken.[12]

Sir John Dermot Turing is the 12th Baronet in the Turing baronetcy.[1] He is the son of John Ferrier Turing and Beryl Mary Ada Hann. In 1986, he married Nicola Jane Simmonds, daughter of Malcolm Douglas Simmonds. In 1987 succeeded his third cousin as the 12th Turing Baronet. He has two sons.

Coat of arms of Dermot Turing
A hand holding a helmet Proper.
Argent on a bend Sable three boar’s heads Or.
Two stags Proper.
Audentes Fortuna Juvat [13]

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  1. ^ a b "Sir John Dermot Turing, 12th Bt". The Peerage. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Sir John Dermot Turing: Nephew of Alan Turing". Huffington Post. UK. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  3. ^ a b "About Us – Sir John Dermot Turing". UK: Bletchley Park. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Dermot Turing – Consultant to Clifford Chance". People & Places. London, UK: Clifford Chance. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  5. ^ a b Copeland, Jack; Bowen, Jonathan; Sprevak, Mark; Wilson, Robin; et al. (2017). "Notes on Contributors". The Turing Guide. Oxford University Press. p. 479. ISBN 978-0198747833.
  6. ^ "An interview with Dermot Turing: Alan Turing's nephew". UK: Loughborough University. 5 October 2016. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  7. ^ Turing, Dermot (2015). Prof: Alan Turing Decoded. The History Press. ISBN 978-1841656434.
  8. ^ Turing, Dermot (2017). "Chapter 2 – The man with the terrible trousers". In Copeland, Jack; et al. (eds.). The Turing Guide. pp. 19–29.
  9. ^ O’Connell, Alex (14 November 2014). "How accurate is The Imitation Game? Sir John Dermot Turing reveals all". The Times. UK. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  10. ^ Turing, Sir John Dermot (9 February 2015). "Sir John Dermot Turing: The Imitation Game tells the full story of my codebreaking uncle". Evening Standard. UK. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  11. ^ Langlois, Andre (19 October 2015). "Alan Turing's nephew – out to dispel some myths". getSURREY. UK. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  12. ^ Dermot Turing, X Y & Z: The Real Story of How Enigma Was Broken
  13. ^ Debrett's peerage, baronetage, knightage, and companionage. 1903.

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