Muhammad Ali, David Bowie, Martin Luther King junior, Nelson Mandela, Pablo Picasso, Ernest Shackleton, and Alan Turing were the finalists named in the BBC Icons series celebrating individuals who have made the greatest contribution to the 20th century. At the live final held on 5 February 2019, Alan Turing won the public vote and was named the BBC Icons Greatest Person of the 20th Century.

Alan Turing’s case was advocated at the final by Chris Packham whose passionate speech can be watched on Digital Spy

Find out more about Alan Turing’s time at Sherborne School

Posted 6 February 2019 by Sherborne School Archives.

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