George Boole, the inventor of “Boolean Logic” and unwitting grandfather to our digital culture, was born in Lincoln on November 2nd 1815.
Lincoln has many links to his early life, upbringing and influences on his understanding of science, religion and higher mathematics. He has been called the unsung hero of the Information Revolution and set the scene for much of today's technology: from digital calculators to the internet itself.
Having won the Gold Medal from the Royal Society, Boole took up a professorship at Queen's College Cork (now University College Cork) in 1849 where he met his wife. Boole died in 1864 in Cork, Ireland, aged only 49.
Follow this trail to walk in the great man's footsteps and discover links to his life in Lincoln that still exist today.
One of Europe’s finest Gothic buildings, once the tallest in the world, with stunning views from the roof and tower and intricate design inside.
Remains of the south-east gateway of the Medieval wall that surrounded the community of Lincoln Cathedral in the 13th century.
A steep, cobbled street, lined with independent shops, tea rooms and restaurants that leads to and from Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln Castle and the Cathedral Quarter.
One of the oldest and most important domestic dwellings in England, located on Steep Hill and below the Jew's Court.
A road in Lincoln city centre, off the main High Street leading west.
You'll find books, DVDs, computer access and exhibitions at the Lincoln Central Library in the city's Cultural Quarter.
The oldest surviving friary building in England housed in the heart of Lincoln's Cultural Quarter, dating back to the early 13th century.
Grade II listed church in Lincoln city centre built in 1870 but originating back to before the 17th century.
Historic pub on Lincoln High Street, dating back to the 16th century, serving a range of beer, wine, and spirits along with a delicious, artisan menu.