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

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At Cambridge

Being a scholar born, Alan found himself thoroughly in his element when he went up to King’s as a mathematical scholar in October 1931. The balance of freedom and discipline just suited him. He at once took up rowing, being in the College trial eights in 1931, 1933 and 1934. For one so shy it was a curious thing that he very much enjoyed reading the lessons in King’s College Chapel, which as a scholar he was occasionally called upon to do. He was too reticent about his religious beliefs to reveal just where he stood. He often accompanied me to church at festivals, as well as attending chapel at King’s – things he was too honest to do had he not been, at least, in limited agreement with Christianity, though he was certainly ...

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