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Cheshire maths hub is honouring code-breaking genius Alan Turing

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A North West maths hub is changing its name to honour the wartime maths genius Alan Turing who became an academic at the University of Manchester's Department of Mathematics after World War Two.

It also marks a newly established link-up with the Turing Trust, an organisation run by Alan Turing's family to provide computers in developing nations.

Lady Nicola Turing, wife of Alan Turing's nephew, Sir Dermot Turing, will officially launch the newly named Turing NW Maths Hub at the Ashton on Mersey School in Sale, Cheshire.

There'll be a formal naming ceremony which will showcase training programmes and there'll be the chance to observe teaching for mastery in maths. It's one of 37 specialist Maths Hubs across England.

We are delighted and humbled that Alan Turing's legacy provides such inspiration to so many. We look forward to collaborating with the hub to improve educational opportunities.

– The Turing Trust CEO James Turing

We are very proud to carry the Turing name and will endeavour to encourage mathematicians of all ages in the hope that one day they might also be able to use maths to impact positively on the lives of others. We aim to honour his legacy and embody his passion for mathematics in all the work we do.

– Maths teacher and Hub Lead Sarah Coldbeck