Alan Turing will feature on the new polymer £50 note, entering circulation in 2021. ^_^

'“He set the foundations for work on artificial intelligence by considering the question of whether machines could think,” the Bank said. “Turing was homosexual and was posthumously pardoned by the Queen, having been convicted of gross indecency for his relationship with a man. His legacy continues to have an impact on both science and society today.”'

@porsupah He should have gone on the fiver instead of that bloody racist Churchill. I've lived here all my life and I've never seen a £50 note.

A Tory government was always going to stick either Thatcher or Churchill on a banknote, though.

@porsupah i mean i've never clapped eyes on a £50 note in my life, but i'm still pleased about this

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