Andre_P
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Re: Something away from 'Where's my RPi', New Elizabethans

Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:19 pm

Hi All,

BBC Radio 4 (one of the BBC national radio stations, dedicated to speach rather than music) is looking for nominations for people who have significantly affected the UK during the Queens reign.

These people DON'T have to be British, but they need to have done something that affects the UK in a large way over the last 60 years.

You can nominate someone here

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/fe.....zabethans/

So even if you are outside of the UK, if there is someone from your country that you think has had a large impact on the UK during the Queens reign nominate them.

I expect that when they transmit the program it will be available as a podcast so the entire world can listen to it.

I've nominated Alan Turing .

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Re: Something away from 'Where's my RPi', New Elizabethans

Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:39 pm

Would this be the Alan Turing that did his important work in the 30s and 40s and died in 1954?

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Re: Something away from 'Where's my RPi', New Elizabethans

Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:52 pm

nah it's the Alan Turing who lives at Number 54 down his street. Great Guy he is, always stands his round

p.s. i voted for Alan Turing too just on G.P.

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Re: Something away from 'Where's my RPi', New Elizabethans

Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:20 pm

Grumpyoldgit : He was alive during the Queens reign so he counts .

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Re: Something away from 'Where's my RPi', New Elizabethans

Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:50 pm

We could of course nominate all those who have waged war on the UK.

I do not mention the most obvious name but he definitely "significantly affected the UK".

Or do they mean "significantly affected the UK in a positive way".

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Re: Something away from 'Where's my RPi', New Elizabethans

Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:15 pm

Professor Dai Edwards... one of the team that built "The Baby" at Manchester.

Went on to develop a floating point computer...

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Re: Something away from 'Where's my RPi', New Elizabethans

Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:23 pm

Gert : Well now that is a good point, I don't think there is anything specific saying that they had to have a positive effect. I can think of a few people as well that had a significantly bad effect on the UK but I restrain myself from bringing politics into forum.

Oh Oh OH I have just made me think of someone who should be nominated and I'll put his name forward.

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Re: Something away from 'Where's my RPi', New Elizabethans

Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:24 pm

Tim Berners-Lee
Martin www.chez-cummings.com

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Re: Something away from 'Where's my RPi', New Elizabethans

Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:54 am

How about Conway Berbers-Lee? Tim's dad and possibly equally important in the field of computing. Or Sir Maurice Wilkes or Tony Hoare? Plenty of good engineers from the dawn of computing.1

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