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Notables: 14 scientists who shaped our lives

Find out more about the scientists who made the Bank of England's shortlist to be the face of the new £50 note, and discover why Alan Turing was a worthy winner.

The Bank of England has announced that Alan Turing is to be the face of the new £50 note, choosing him from a list of 14 scientists whose achievements have shaped our lives.

You can watch the full announcement below:

Turing's work at Bletchley Park led to one of the most important breakthroughs of World War II, allowing the Allies to crack the codes created by Nazi Germany's Enigma encryption machine.