The newly designed and constructed metal plaque celebrating Boole’s digital legacy will be unveiled on his 200th birthday. The low-key ceremony will take place immediately north of the junction between High Street and Silver Street at 3pm. All are welcome, wrap up warm!
Dr Evgeny Khukhro will give a public talk: “George Boole – Legacy of a Mathematics Revolutionary” at 6.30 in the EMMTEC lecture theatre. Details and tickets here.
On October 29th at 7pm in The Cathedral Chapter House, Mark Hocknull will give a talk about George Boole to coincide with the exhibition hosted there. Details and tickets can be investigated here.
*** LBF and a consortium of interested parties are aiming to celebrate Boole’s bicentenary by unveiling a memorial plaque on Lincoln High Street, just to the North of the junction with Silver Street. This is only some 200 metres from his birthplace and the house where he grew up is even closer. Also, it is hoped to be able to… Read more »
Frequency, Lincoln’s digital arts festival might be expected to have a Boolean flavour on the bicentenary of it’s most influential son, especially as his influence is most keenly felt in the digital aspects of his legacy. The main festival focus is Magna Carta, but there may be an undercurrent of GB in some events. One such event is the English… Read more »
Steampunk rightly celebrates Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace as heroes of the ‘Steampunk Age’ who might have ushered in powered machine computation had electricity and semiconductors not taken over. It’s ironic that the biggest celebration of Steampunk in Europe happens in Lincoln every August Bank Holiday, yet George Boole isn’t currently acknowledged as a Victorian deserving of ‘hero’ status in the… Read more »
The University of Lincoln hosts an exhibition created by University College Cork. It gives a brief overview of George Boole’s life, including some coverage of his first 34 years in Lincoln. The exhibition is open to the public and is sited on the ground floor of the University Library until September 11th, when it will be transferred to the Cathedral…. Read more »
Yes, the long promised timeline, which places Boole’s life events in the context of some important and relevant political, social and cultural events, is now online. Contact us contact us! if there are any events you think should be listed; it’s an ongoing project.
The Foundation’s “Cool Boole” tee shirts are now available via the “Products” page. Depending upon your choice of shirt and size of donation to the Foundation, these exquisite mementos of Boole’s bicentenary can be yours for less than £20! If you’re hard up or just mean, you could pay as little as a fiver!
Just a reminder of the ever-present event that is THE COMPETITION