George Boole Chronicles Book Edited by Olivia Frawley



Quick Overview

George Boole (1815-1864) changed the world we live in today. He was one of the Forefathers of the Information Age and the first Professor of Mathematics at Queen’s College Cork (now UCC). Despite the ubiquity of application of his Mathematics and global familiarity with the term “Boolean logic”, George Boole remains virtually unknown outside the world of Computer Scientists and Mathematicians.

This exclusive selection of short essays with a large array of images (some of which were never published before) is designed to tell, in an engaging way, some aspects of the complex life of George Boole, the man and his remarkable family. There are short histories on the place where he worked as Professor of Mathematics – Queen’s College Cork; the place where he died – Lichfield Cottage and how he is remembered today.

George Boole’s own family contributed greatly to this publication and their stories give an insight into how his genetic influence was such a powerful one. For anyone interested in food there is a brand new recipe, George Boole’s College Pudding (adapted from an unpublished Victorian Recipe Book in the Boole Library, UCC) as well as a short story on Victorian dining in Cork.

“… elegant and beautifully produced book” Prof John A. Murphy (University Historian, UCC).