Posted by on August 5, 2022 9:45 am
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A sculpture commemorating Alan Turing, the wartime codebreaker who died after being convicted of gay sex offences, has been approved at the University of Cambridge.

The sculpture by Sir Antony Gormley, most famous for the Angel of the North, will be made up of 19 steel blocks arranged to resemble a figure, and stand at more than 12ft tall, according to the BBC.

The sculpture will be a permanent fixture, and is set to be placed next to the Wilkins Building in King’s College, where Turing himself studied from 1931 to 1934.

Visitors will have to pay to view the artwork at allocated times, however, as King’s College said opening the grounds for the sculpture would be “impossibly disruptive” for students.

A college spokesperson told Cambridge City Council: “Paying visitors

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