Name university site after Turing

I WAS glad to see your coverage of the progress towards a posthumous pardon for Alan Turing, thanks to my Lib Dem colleague John Sharkey.

As Matthew Parris has written in The Times, there are thousands of men that have been mistreated under the law as a result of their sexuality - a pardon for Alan Turing will perhaps be a first step towards justice for thousands more.

Obviously Turing’s intellectual legacy also endures: he is not just one of Hastings and St Leonards’ finest minds, but the country’s.

While we may not get ‘Turing on the Tenner’ we should be looking now to find fitting ways to mark his association with the town.

Is now the time to have a campaign to change the name of Priory Square to Turing Square?

Would this not be a better name for the location of the new university building?


Parliamentary spokesman

Hastings and Rye Lib Dems