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Cork Culture Night

Cork Culture Night
Culture Night 2015
  • 18 Sep 2015 - 18 Sep 2015
  • 7pm & 8pm
  • Unitarian Church, Princes Street

The Human Legacy of George Boole

Join us this Friday at Culture Night in Cork and learn about George Boole, forefather of the Information Age. 

The George Boole 200 Programme partners with the Unitarian Church on Princes Street, Cork for a series of lectures about 'The Human Legacy of George Boole.' 

George Boole’s biographer, Emeritus Professor Des MacHale, will talk at 7pm, followed by Olivia Frawley, Family History Project Manager, who will talk from 8pm about Boole’s intriguing family and life story.

University College Cork is this year celebrating the bicentenary of George Boole’s birth (1815) and the Unitarian Church is proud to host a talk about the human legacy of this remarkable Unitarian.

Born in Lincoln, Boole was a largely self-taught mathematical genius. His appointment as the first Professor of Mathematics at Queen's College, Cork (now known as University College Cork)in 1849 provided him with the opportunity to write his seminal work, An Investigation of the Laws of Thought, in Cork city.

Professor George Boole (1815 – 1864) was a wonderfully complex man: a self-taught linguist, poet, devoted teacher, academic, social reformer, humanitarian, religious thinker, and good family man.

Olivia Frawley will delve into Boole’s life and legacy, exploring the intriguing characters in or associated with his family, and some remarkable stories about where he lived and worked. 

Des MacHale, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at University College Cork and author of The Life and Work of George Boole – A Prelude to the Digital Age, will discuss the significance of Boole’s work with insight and humour and is happy to sign copies of his biography after the talk.

Come and learn about the legacy of one of the great independent thinkers, whose work in Cork laid the foundations of the Information Age.

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