Alan Turing Writing Competition

Calling teachers and writing group leaders:

Enter our new Writing Challenge. The best entries will be published in the new hardback edition of ‘Time Traveller Danny and the Codebreaker’
Inspire your students to research the life and work of Alan Turing, the WW2 genius who saved many British lives by his work at Bletchley Park. Help them understand the importance of recent changes to legislation on LGBT issues. 
We are not setting strict rules with regard to length. Send in pieces of writing on the two themes listed below OR if your students have compelling reasons to write on other themes that is fine, as long as the writing features Turing. Those pieces of writing that are of the highest standard will be included in the new special 2019 hardback edition of: ‘Time Traveller Danny and the Codebreaker’ by Paul Morris.

The writing subjects we suggest are:

The Death of Turing – The Case for Doubt
A piece of discursive writing: Discuss the events leading up to his death that were examined at the inquest; was this inquest conducted in a thorough manner?

A letter from Alan to Christopher

A piece of creative writing: Christopher was Alan Turing’s boyhood friend who shared his passion for puzzles and maths. He died while they were still at school. Imagine Turing alive today writing to his friend about modern computer technology.

To Enter:

If You Are A Student
- Make sure your name, age and a mobile number OR the name of your school or writing group is at the bottom of all the pages of your piece of writing. Send this as an attachment to

If You Are A Teacher or Writing Group Leader
- Make sure the name and age of the student whose work you are entering is at the bottom of all of the pages of their pieces of writing. Also add your name, the name of your school and the school contact details. Send the entries as an attachment to

IF you wish to send multiple entries as hard copy, dowload this form and send it with the pieces of writing to:

Seven Arches Publishing
Flat 8 Rena Court,
Sparth Lane,

The closing date has now been extended to 31st March 2019. If you get your entry ready before then send it in early.


Anna and Charlotte, students at Cheadle and Marple College have sent in their pieces of writing about the life and work of Alan Turing.

Are you ready to send yours in?

Anna and Charlotte will see their work printed in the new edition of ‘Time Traveller Danny and the Codebreaker.’

Why not make sure your name will be on the list of writers in this new edition.