Watching the Daisies Grow? The Extraordinary Childhood of a Quiet Genius with Asperger’s
Liverpool College More Able pupils and their parents were all invited to attend a talk about the codebreaking hero and computing genius Alan Turing. As a person with Asperger’s Syndrome, Alan’s brain was unlike his peers. Yet with his family’s support, he discovered how to march to the beat of his own drum. His wonderfully unique way of thinking and superb intellect led to one of the most important inventions of the 20th century – the first computer. During the talk, the pupils learnt the value and wonder of original thought and were encouraged to embrace the individuality that often comes hand in hand with true genius. Our thanks to Paul Morris, author of Danny and the Codebreaker, featuring codebreaking genius Alan Turing.