Alan Turing, homelessness over Christmas and the education of women in Afghanistan

Dec 12, 2018, 06:00 AM

In episode 28, we talk about being a codebreaker at Bletchley Park during WWII, homelessness in the UK especially over Christmas and what we can do to help tackle this problem, and the education of girls in Afghanistan as well as internalised misogyny within religion.

Our three figures are Alan Turing, that 1 in 200 people in the UK are homeless and the graduation ceremony of 400 girls in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

You’re Booked, presented by Daisy Buchanan

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/youre-booked/id1439173261?mt=2

Chase the Rainbow by Poorna Bell (2017)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Chase-Rainbow-Poorna-Bell-ebook/dp/B01L7JS3NS

Happy Place, presented by Fearne Cotton

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/happy-place/id1353058891?mt=2

Recovery: Freedom From Our Addictions by Russell Brand (2017)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Recovery-Freedom-Addictions-Russell-Brand/dp/1509844945

Figure 1: Alan Turing

The Turing Trust

https://turingtrust.co.uk/about/alan-turing/

7 things you didn’t know about Bletchley Park and Alan Turing

https://www.historyextra.com/period/second-world-war/bletchley-park-facts-alan-turing/

New £50 note scientist nominations released

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46343965

The True Story of The Imitation Game, Eliana Dockterman

http://time.com/3609585/the-true-story-of-the-imitation-game/

Benedict Cumberbatch on ‘Imitation Game,’ playing genius

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6o_Cglx7u0

The Death of Alan Turing, presented by BBC World Service

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01zymxx

Think Science for the next £50 character

https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/news/2018/november/think-science-for-the-next-50-character

Figure 2: 1 in 200 in the United Kingdom are homeless

StreetLink
https://www.streetlink.org.uk/

TAP London
https://www.taplondon.org/

Change Please
https://www.changeplease.org/

The Pret Foundation Trust
https://www.pret.co.uk/en-gb/pret-foundation-trust

Volunteer for The Felix Project
https://app.betterimpact.com/PublicEnterprise/29a1354a-86f4-4f83-bce3-5aac368d6741

How to help the homeless at Christmas, from donating warm clothes to volunteering at a shelter

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/christmas/christmas-for-homeless-how-to-help-donate-clothes-volunteer-shelter-cook-fundraising-a8665266.html

Homelessness in Britain: sleeping rough wasn’t in the script for award-winning playwright Doug Lucie

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/homelessness-in-britain-sleeping-rough-wasnt-in-the-script-for-award-winning-playwright-wfd5lftx6

Revealed: The London boroughs with the highest rates of homelessness in England

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/revealed-the-london-boroughs-with-the-highest-rates-of-homelessness-in-england-a3997391.html

Contactless donation points installed across London to help homeless, Melanie May

https://fundraising.co.uk/2018/12/04/contactless-donation-points-installed-across-london-help-homeless/#.XA0xdFLgqCQ

Figure 3:

Best photos of the day

https://www.theguardian.com/news/gallery/2018/nov/29/best-photos-of-the-day-spiny-mice-and-a-boar-on-a-bridge

Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations: Malala Yousafzai, What Is Your Defining Moment?

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/oprahs-supersoul-conversations/id1264843400?mt=2

Number Of Girls Graduated From Kandahar Schools Increases

https://www.tolonews.com/afghanistan/number-girls-graduated-kandahar-schools-increases

'We're All Handcuffed in This Country.' Why Afghanistan Is Still the Worst Place in the World to Be a Woman, Lauren Bohn

http://time.com/5472411/afghanistan-women-justice-war/

'My parents were told to swap me for a boy'

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-46370981

What does the Quran really say about a Muslim woman's hijab?, Samina Ali

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_J5bDhMP9lQ