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George Boole statue to be erected in Lincoln

It was George Boole’s bicentenary in 2015, so the Heslam Trust is a bit slow to reveal its plans to erect a statue of the great man in his home town of Lincoln.

The sculptors, Martin Jennings and Antony Dufort, have come up with a few designs for the statue, and they’d like the public to vote for their favourite.

There’s already a bust of Boole in University College, Cork, installed in plenty of time for the bicentenary. Here’s a picture of me and HRH Poppy Dog standing next to it, last Summer.

More information

Lincoln maths genius to get statue in city – and here are the designs at LincolnshireLive

Proposals for George Boole monument on the City of Lincoln council website

View the proposals and vote

One Response to “George Boole statue to be erected in Lincoln”

  1. Joshua

    In the Boolean spirit, folks might enjoy this classic book by George’s wife Mary Everest (yes, that Everest) Boole:

    PHILOSOPHY AND FUN OF ALGEBRA (1909)
    Philosophy and Fun of Algebra is meant for young readers as an introduction to the basics of algebra and logic. Her style is humorous, easy to read, and conversational.

    I took the book description from the Lit2Go website, but did add emphasis to the word that caught my eye.

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