Everyone's favourite historical nerd is going to be immortalised on a stamp, with the Royal Mail's 'Britons of Distinction' series set to feature Mr Computers himself, Alan Turing.

The stamp doesn't show Turing in the flesh, though, opting instead for a much less controversial photograph of one of the code breaking machines he helped create, with his name and the description "Mathematician and WWII code breaker" beneath.

The Royal Mail's also releasing a set of stamps to commemorate the works of Roald Dahl this month, with a collection celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens due later this year. Plus there will be some for the London Olympics, of course, which will see the RM print a special stamp each time a British athlete wins a gold medal. [BBC]

Image credit: BFDC via Royal Mail.