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Alan M. Turing, Second Edition by Lyn Irvine, John F. Turing, Sara Turing

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At Sherborne School

The General Strike of 1926 broke out as Alan’s first term started. He dearly loved a bit of adventure and so was delighted with the opportunity the strike gave of a novel mode of arrival at school – a new school at that. Landing at mid-day at Southampton from France, he sent a telegram to his housemaster, Mr. Geoffrey O’Hanlon, promising to report next day. Then he disposed of his trunk, and set out armed with a map to bicycle to the school. When he hopefully suggested the possibility of bicycling, I insisted that he should not attempt the whole sixty miles in one day, thinking he might be ruthlessly made to attend early school next day. He spent the night at Blandford at the Crown Hotel, where he seems to have caused ...

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