Writers on Rights Tickets Go On Sale in York

Tickets are now on sale in York at Books for Amnesty (42 Goodramgate) and Cycle Heaven (2 Bishopthorpe Road) priced £4. They are online at www.wegottickets.com/yorkamnesty with a 40p booking charge.

The mathematician Alan Turing, generally recognised as the founder of computer science and the leading scientific figure of Second World War codebreaking, was prosecuted in 1952 under the law which in those days made all homosexual activity illegal. His trial and punishment, and his death in 1954, have in recent years acquired the status of a historic human rights story. As Alan Turing's biographer, Andrew Hodges will focus on bringing out the real human being behind this story, with his very special friends, relationships, words and deeds.

Andrew Hodges was active in the early Gay Liberation movement of the early 1970s, and has been involved in the Alan Turing story since 1972. His large-scale biography, Alan Turing: The Enigma was published in 1983, and has inspired works of drama, music and film. Personal website: www.synth.co.uk
York Amnesty International is pleased to announce its next event.We hope very much that you will come and hear the latest author to speak on their writings and human rights in York.

York Amnesty Writers on Rights - The Case of Alan Turing
Wednesday June 10th 2015.

At Orillo Studios, 3 Apollo Street, York, YO10 5AP, 7.30-9pm
(Doors open at 7 pm).

Alan Turing's biographer, Andrew Hodges, will discuss Turing's life and the enduring importance that his persecution as a gay man and death have for sexuality and human rights today.

We are at a new venue for this event. Orillo Studios Map:

Apollo street is on Heslington Road beyond the Victoria Hotel. It is 5 minutes walk from the Barbican and the number 4 bus for the University stops nearby.
Tickets are £5 on the door or can be purchased in advance for £4. They are now on sale online with a 40p booking from: www.wegottickets.com/yorkamnesty

They will also go on sale at shops in the week beginning Monday 11th May. Details of sales points will be ciculated later and will appear on our website: http://yorkamnestyuk.blogspot.co.uk/