The coronavirus pandemic is a rapidly changing situation and these are truly extraordinary times.

The health and safety of the Turing community is of paramount importance. After careful consideration of the ongoing risks and the latest government advice to people to ‘work from home wherever they can,’ the Institute Director and Chief Executive Adrian Smith has 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, effective from close of play today, 17 March 2020.

We have taken this decision in order to ensure we are doing everything we can to minimise any potential risks to our staff, researchers and other members of the community.

The Institute’s reputation is built on our ability to convene and collaborate. We are fortunate to have the technology and agility to continue this approach. We are also are beginning to host webinars and explore other options for moving our events online during this period.

We recognise that this will be a considerable challenge for our vibrant community. We should all take personal responsibility by helping our colleagues and collaborators to feel connected and engaged during these times. See our Coronavirus advice webpage for the latest communications regarding advice and support.

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.

  • The Alan Turing Institute’s office inside the British Library will close effective from close of play today, 17 March 2020.
  • We will review this situation in the coming days and weeks alongside the latest public health advice and we will continue to keep you informed through our updates and communications channels.
  • Email [email protected] with any questions regarding the ongoing issue.

Latest coronavirus advice from The Alan Turing Institute

UK Government coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance