The coronavirus pandemic is a rapidly changing situation presenting huge scientific, economic, social and personal challenges.
In March 2020 the Institute Director and Chief Executive Adrian Smith agreed (in consultation with senior leaders and the Chair of the Board of Trustees) to close the Turing’s offices at the British Library until further notice.
This decision was taken in the interests of the safety and wellbeing of our community. We will review this situation in the coming weeks alongside the latest public health advice.
The Institute’s reputation is built on our ability to convene and collaborate. We are using a suite of online collaboration tools and platforms to continue to facilitate conversation and engagement with colleagues, universities, businesses, third sector organisations and the public.
You can also stay connected to the Turing through its programme of (online) events and via:
We are currently reviewing this situation alongside the latest public health advice and we will continue to keep you informed through our updates and communications channels.
General advice and resources
- Full guidance on staying alert and safe
- Government guidance on coronavirus
- Email [email protected] if you have a specific question relating to the Turing
- Turing Information Line: The Turing has its own information line with a recorded message with further advice: 0800 048 9825
- World Health Organization Coronavirus information – visit WHO website
- Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do next.
- Health advice for the public – visit NHS website
- NHS guidance on how best to wash your hands
International travel on behalf of the Institute
The Institute has suspended all international travel funded by, or, undertaken by staff and researchers on its behalf.
Visitors to the Institute
The Turing is currently closed but you can continue to contact us.
We have been hugely impressed by the thoughtfulness of our community during this difficult time and would like to thank you for your continued support.
Finally, we encourage everyone to remain respectful and supportive of those members of our community who, at what is already a time of heightened anxiety, may feel subjected to unfounded scrutiny.
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