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Boole, George - Mathematician
Boole, George - Mathematician
Boole, George - Mathematician

George Boole (1815-1864), born in Lincoln, was an outstanding mathematician. Though his upbringing was modest, his early talent was nurtured and he became a schoolmaster.

His outstanding achievement was to develop the algebraic logic which underpins computer science.

He is commemorated by this window in the north aisle of the nave at Lincoln Cathedral.

Boole, Cathedral, computer
Byrd, William - composer and organist
Byrd, William - composer and organist
Byrd, William - composer and organist

This Georgian house, 6 Minster Yard, stands on the site of the property occupied by William Byrd when he worked at the Cathedral.

October 2012

 

Buildings, William Byrd,
Byrd, William - composer and organist
Byrd, William - composer and organist
Byrd, William - composer and organist

William Byrd (c.1540-1623) was an outstanding composer of the renaissance period. He produced sacred music for Anglican services though he himself became a Roman Catholic in later life.

He was organist and master of choristers at Lincoln Cathedral between 1563 and 1572, residing at what is now No.6 Minster Yard.

This commemorative plaque is at No,6 Minster Yard, Lincoln. 

October 2012

Buildings, William Byrd,
Charlesworth, Edward - physician & psychiatrist
Charlesworth, Edward - physician & psychiatrist
Charlesworth, Edward - physician & psychiatrist

Edward Parker Charlesworth (1783-1853) was a physician and innovator in psychiatric treatment.

He acquired a large practice in Lincoln as a young man and played a leading role in both the Lincoln County [General] Hospital and the newly opened Lincoln Lunatic Asylum.

This statue, at the corner of Lincoln's Union Road and Carline Road, is by Thomas Milnes and was unveiled in 1854.

August 2014

Buildings, Edward Charlesworth, Lincoln lunatic asylum, Thomas Milnes
George III - English king
George III - English king
George III - English king

This bust of a rather smug looking George III stands in Lincoln Castle grounds.

Originally, this was part of a full height statue set up in 1810 on the top of Dunston Pillar.

In 1941 the statue was judged to be a hazard to aircraft - RAF Coleby Grange was close by - and taken down.

Frank Robinson, May 2011

Buildings, Lincoln Castle, George III, Dunston Pillar
Scorer, Sam - architect
Scorer, Sam - architect
Scorer, Sam - architect

Sam Scorer (1923-2003), Lincoln architect, was a leading exponent of concrete shell design, especially in hyperbolic paraboloid form.

Examples of his distinctive work can be seen in the city and at several locations in the east midland region.

November 2012

Buildings, Sam Scorer plaque, hyperbolic paraboloid
Tennyson Statue
Tennyson Statue
Tennyson Statue

The bronze Tennyson Monument on the lawn by the Chapter House was designed by G F Watts in 1905.

1930s photograph

Lincoln Buildings, Tennyson Statue, G F Watts
Tennyson, Alfred - poet laureate
Tennyson, Alfred - poet laureate
Tennyson, Alfred - poet laureate

Buildings, Tennyson statue
Tennyson, Alfred - poet laureate
Tennyson, Alfred - poet laureate
Tennyson, Alfred - poet laureate

Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892) was born at Somersby in the Lincolnshire Wolds, son of the rector. He became a popular and long-serving poet laureate.

This statue by George Frederick Watts, erected in 1905, stands on the Cathedral Green.

March 2004


Buildings, Tennyson statue, Geroge Frederick Watts