The wartime notes of Alan Turing, the Bletchley Park code breaker, have been saved for the nation after a successful public fund-raising campaign. The collection of handwritten papers chronicle the work of the mathematician dubbed “the father of modern computer science”.

Campaigners stepped in when the papers were put up for auction, raising the possibility that they would be bought by an overseas collector and a crucial piece of British wartime history would be lost. But a last minute donation of £200,000 from the National Heritage Memorial Fund has saved the papers of the computing genius.

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