In 2015, University College Cork celebrated the bicentenary of George Boole, 1815-64. Born in Lincoln, Boole was a mathematical genius who was largely self-taught. His appointment as the first Professor of Mathematics at this college in 1849 provided the opportunity to develop his most important work, An Investigation of the Laws of Thought.
Boole is a pivotal figure who can be described as the ‘father of the information age’. His invention of Boolean algebra and symbolic logic pioneered a new mathematics. His legacy surrounds us everywhere, in the computers, information storage and retrieval, electronic circuits and controls that support life, learning and communications in the 21st century.
20 May 2016
In 1983, Gerry Kennedy set off on a journey from Russia to the USA, via China and Japan, to visit others involved in the global peace movement. Twenty years later he discovered that he had followed in the footsteps of two dynasties of radical thinkers and doers to whom he was unknowingly related.
"Gerry (Kennedy) adopted a unique approach: a hybrid of biography, travel, politics and opinion . . . a captivating and thought-provoking exposition." Leeds Litfest review, April 2016
10 May 2016
The UCC Visitors' Centre is delighted to announce the return of the hugely enjoyable, historical and interactive George Boole Walking Tour.
There are many experts on George Boole, but who better than the man himself to bring the past to life and transport you to 1849? Boole will guide you through the history of UCC and outline his relationship with the college.
28 Apr 2016
UCC honours the legacy of George Boole with a bronze bust.
16 Mar 2016
Industry and academia come together at the Boole Shannon Symposium as part of the continuing collaboration between MIT and UCC.
12 Jan 2016
BTYSTE 2016 awards Inaugural 'UCC Boole Award for Excellence in Mathematics'