Published: 00:00, 30 November 2015
| Updated: 12:49, 30 November 2015
A hall of residence at the University of Kent has been named after Second World War codebreaker Alan Turing.
Turing College, at the Canterbury campus, was officially opened by nephew Sir John Dermot Turing on Friday.
Sir Turing said he was pleased that his uncle’s name would inspire the next generation of mathematicians, computer scientists and cryptanalysts.
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Alan Turing became famous for his work at Bletchley Park, Britain’s codebreaking centre. There he devised a number of techniques for breaking German encryption codes that helped win the war.
The building will house around 400 students on a self-catered basis, but offers a catering outlet named after the team responsible for cracking German military codes - Hut 8.
Sir Turing said: “I thought it was a very imaginative idea to name a college after Alan Turing.
“Alan Turing’s success can be put down to his own experiences in a college which he found was a very supportive environment.
“It’s a great honour to be here to open the college today and have it dedicated to him.”
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