There’s a small book display on the ground floor of the GCW University Library to mark the end of Boolefest (“a celebration of the life of George Boole“), a week-long arts and sciences festival which has been organised by Dave Kenyon in the Faculty of Media, Humanities & Technology.
It consists of:
- A short ‘Boolean bibliography’ of books, articles and webpages about George Boole, available as a RefShare database from: http://lncn.eu/efy;
- Links to some of Boole’s significant works, all of which are available as free e-book downloads from Google Books, Project Gutenberg, the Internet Archive, or elsewhere;
- Posters describing some of the library databases available at the University of Lincoln which contain information about Boole;
- ‘Science in Boole’s time’: a display of about a dozen [paper] books from the University’s library collections, all relating to the history of scientific thought in the middle part of the 19th century – Boole’s lifetime.
“George Boole was born the son of a cobbler in the centre of the city of Lincoln almost 200 years ago, on November 2nd 1815. Despite having no advanced formal education, he became an internationally acclaimed mathematics professor who developed the theory of binary logic which underpins all our modern technology; from medicine to music via communications and all points between.“