February 15-26. The vPlus Festival is an online festival from Potential Plus UK, full of workshops, webinars and discussions for young people with enquiring minds, their families and schools.


A Different Kind of Genius: Alan Turing – Paul Morris – Ages 11-14

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A Different Kind of Genius: Alan Turing – Paul Morris – Ages 11-14

How Alan Turing’s Daringly Different Thinking Helped Change the World and Win a War - Ages 11-14

Computing genius and World War 2 codebreaking hero Alan Turing grew up as a young person with Asperger’s Syndrome before it was even recognised as a condition. Discover how Alan’s daringly different way of thinking changed all our lives, helped to put humankind on the Moon, and even made your mobile phone possible. Think out of the box!

Session Presenter

Paul Morris

Paul Morris

Paul Morris’s published books include history-mystery adventure Time Traveller Danny and the Codebreaker, featuring codebreaking genius Alan Turing, and chart-topping poetry book Beyond the Morning Sun released in support of services charity Combat Stress. He has judged in national writing competitions, edited several books including fiction, poetry and academic works, and is an educational consultant.

Event Hours(1)

  • Tues 16th Feb

    14.00 - 15.00

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Potential Plus UK is a leading UK charity in the field of High Learning Potential (gifted/more able) and Dual or Multiple Exceptionality (gifted/more able + special educational need or disability). If you would like to find out more about how we support children and young people, their families and schools please see our parent website Potential Plus UK

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We are grateful to the Government for funding this festival free through the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund


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