Alan Mathison Turing OBE, PhD, FRS (1912-1954) attended Sherborne School from May 1926 to July 1931, during which time he boarded at Westcott House.
Between 1965 and 1967, Alan’s mother, Mrs Ethel Sara Turing, donated material to Sherborne School that today forms the core of the School’s Alan Turing Archive, at the same time Mrs Turing also donated material to King’s College, Cambridge which is now held at The Archive Centre.
For further information about Sherborne School’s Alan Turing Archive please contact the School Archivist.
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- Contents of the Alan Turing Archive held at Sherborne School (pdf)
- A tour around Alan Turing’s Sherborne
- Alan Turing’s school reports 1926-1931 (pdf)
- Alan Turing’s reading list at Sherborne School (pdf)
- Alan Turing and the King’s College Boat Club (KCBC) (Flickr)
- Alan Turing’s Digby Prize for Science & Mathematics (Flickr)
- Alan Turing’s copy of ‘Natural Wonders Every Child Should Know’ (Flickr)
- Alan Turing Prize for Science (Flickr)
- Christopher Morcom memorial pew, Sherborne School chapel (Flickr)
- Morcom Prize for Science (Flickr)
- Mezzotint portrait of Christopher Morcom by Norman Hirst, 1930 (Flickr)
- Blue Plaque, Westcott House, Sherborne (Flickr)
- Alan Turing by John Turing, The Shirburnian, March 1980 (pdf)
- Educating a Mathematical Genius by D.B. Eperson (pdf)
- Obituary for Alan Turing by Geoffrey O’Hanlon (pdf)
- Obituary for Christopher Morcom, The Shirburnian, March 1930 (pdf)
- Alan Turing and the ‘Nature of Spirit’ (April 1932) NEW!
- The Sherborne Formula: the Making of Alan Turing by Rachel Hassall, 2019.
- Sherborne’s Turing-Cumberbatch Connection by Rachel Hassall, 2014 (pdf)
- The boy who shared a study with Alan Turing by Rachel Hassall, 2015 (pdf)
- Geoffrey O’Hanlon MC, Alan Turing’s housemaster at Westcott House (Flickr)
- Sherborne Mural (Flickr)
- The Turing Digital Archive, The Archive Centre, King’s College, Cambridge University
- The Papers of Alan Turing, The Archive Centre, King’s College, Cambridge University
- Alan Turing Collection, John Rylands University Library, Manchester University
- Alan Turing Papers (Additional) 1949-1954, Manchester University Library
- National Physical Laboratory Collection, Manchester University Library