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George Boole Trail

About the George Boole Trail

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.

Find out more about George Boole in Lincoln on the Visit Lincoln Boole page, and his wider life and work on the official George Boole website.

Follow this trail to walk in the great man's footsteps and discover links to his life in Lincoln that still exist today.

Cathedral Quarter
Lincoln Cathedral

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.


Cathedral Quarter
Pottergate Arch

Remains of the south-east gateway of the Medieval wall that surrounded the community of Lincoln Cathedral in the 13th century.


Cathedral Quarter
Steep Hill

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.


Cultural Quarter
Jew’s House

One of the oldest and most important domestic dwellings in England, located on Steep Hill and below the Jew's Court.


High Street
Silver Street

A road in Lincoln city centre, off the main High Street leading west.


Cultural Quarter
Lincoln Central Library

You'll find books, DVDs, computer access and exhibitions at the Lincoln Central Library in the city's Cultural Quarter.


Cultural Quarter
The Greyfriars

The oldest surviving friary building in England housed in the heart of Lincoln's Cultural Quarter, dating back to the early 13th century.


Cultural Quarter
St Swithins Church

Grade II listed church in Lincoln city centre built in 1870 but originating back to before the 17th century.


Cultural Quarter
The Cardinal’s Hat

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.


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