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Bust of Turing created for Sherborne School
14th February 2020

Alan Turing (Sherborne School 1926-31) is today one of the School’s most famous former pupils.  Sherborne resident, Kathryn Ballisat, inspired by Turing’s story and his connection to the town, has commissioned David Williams-Ellis, the internationally acclaimed sculptor most recently known for his sculpture to commemorate the D Day Landings, to create a bust of Turing.

Once cast in bronze, the bust will be unveiled in July by Turing’s nephew and former pupil of Sherborne School, Sir John Dermot Turing (Sherborne School 1974-78) and will stand on a plinth in the School grounds.

‘Alan Turing was an extraordinary man who crammed into a life of only 42 years the careers of mathematician, codebreaker, computer scientist and biologist’ writes Dermot Turing in the biography of Alan Turing, Remarkable Lives.