Coronavirus update

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:

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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

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.

Further information

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.


Stay connected

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