Check one item off my bucket list

Spent the early afternoon at Westminster Abbey. Saw the tomb/memorials of Sir Issac Newton (all of physics), James Clerk-Maxwell (electromagnetic theory), Faraday (magnetism), and PAM Dirac (quantum theory). A shame they didn’t have anything for Turing (or if I missed it, lemme know and I’ll go back).

Also saw memorials and tombs for Shakespeare (he’s buried at Stratford on Avon I think), Chaucer, Jane Austen, Keats, Shelley, …

Very nice place, highly recommend it.

Visit Sir Issac’s tomb (in person): Check.
See the other ones mentioned: Bonus points!

(FWIW: this is my fourth time in London, and I haven’t had the chance to get there until now)

Will put some pictures here soon.

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2 thoughts on “Check one item off my bucket list

  1. Turing was cremated. There are statues and memorials in his honor (see the Wikipedia entry) but apparently no tomb or preserved urn in a cabinet (see findagrave.com).

  2. There is a lovely statue of Turing in the Bletchley Park National Codes Centre near Milton Keynes. Well worth a visit – when I was there they had a reconstruction of a bombe[1] running! Just missed seeing the Colossus rebuild running though. 🙁

    http://www.bletchleypark.org.uk/

    [1] – bombe’s were used as part of the process of breaking Enigma, whereas Colossus was used for breaking Tunny, IIRC.

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