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© Provided by The Telegraph Alan Turing sculpture
Alan Turing’s statue is set to be erected in Cambridge despite Historic England warning it would “harm” the character of the area.
The mathematician’s alma mater of King’s College applied to erect a 12ft steel tribute to Turing designed by Sir Anthony Gormley.
Historic England warned that the “eye-catching” new monument would “be at odds” with the traditional character of the college grounds, but Cambridge City Council has voted to approve the plans.
The vote goes against the concerns also raised by the body’s own conservation officer, who agreed with Historic England that the vast rust-coloured artwork would compromise the “aesthetic significance” of King’s College, according to council documents.
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In favour of the statue, it was argued that there has been recent interest in Turing’s wartime code-breaking work and persecution for his homosexuality – which has led to a string of feature films such as the Imitation Games – and that he is a significant King’s alumnus.
King’s Provost, Michael Proctor, said: “It was in the college’s tolerant, open-minded and intellectual environment that Turing was able to live a fulfilled life both as a homosexual man and an abstract thinker, and we are enormously proud to acknowledge the significance of his unparalleled contribution to science and modern computing in this way.”
The sculpture will be erected out of the view of the public on King’s Parade, and visitors will have to pay to enter the college and see the artwork, which is described in council documents as an “abstract metal figure”.
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© Provided by The Telegraph Alan Turing
Following the council’s decision to approve the artwork, Historic England said: “We recognise the importance of the Turing Memorial Sculpture to King’s College and the benefits of displaying the work of prominent contemporary sculptor Sir Antony Gormley.
“Historic England provided detailed advice to Cambridge City Council, setting out the impact of the proposal on this highly sensitive site and noting the public benefits of the proposal.”
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Child star one-hit wonders .
When you hear the phrase "child star," your thoughts probably go first to the Miley Cyruses and Macaulay Culkins of the world. The child stars we remember are normally the ones who continue into adulthood under the spotlight. Less likely to spring to mind are those child stars who were only famous for a fleeting moment. But in fact there are plenty of child film stars who, for whatever reason, only made one or two major movies. Perhaps they decided after that major role that the industry wasn't for them, or perhaps they struggled to find work after their initial success. Either way, there are plenty of former child stars out there who are pretty much one-hit wonders. Check out this gallery to see who they are.