Come and Be Bowled over By Boole
Guided visit to UCC for Boole 200 Celebrations with lunch in the Hayfield Manor Hotel
Thursday August 27th 2015
George Boole laid the foundations of the information age.
His pivotal advances in mathematics, logic and probability provided the essential groundwork for modern mathematics, microelectronic engineering and computer science.
His influence is such that he has been called the father of the digital age.
Guided Tour of the Glucksman Gallery exhibition
Boolean Expressions - Art and Mathematical Data is an exhibition that explores the ways in which artists use mathematical ideas and systems in their work.
This internationally significant exhibition of contemporary art demonstrates the creative synergies between scientific and artistic thinking and invites audiences to explore mathematical concepts, the impact of big data on contemporary life and the ways in which systems and codes support creative production.
Lunch at The Five Star Hayfield Manor Hotel in Perrott’s Garden Restaurant
Three course lunch, including tea /coffee and a glass of wine.
Guided tour of the Life and Legacy of George Boole
Who better than Boole to explain what it is like 'Being Boole'?
This tour uses actors to bring the past to life and transport us to 1849 and guide us through the history of UCC and Boole’s relationship with the college.
The tour includes a visit to the beautiful Boole stained-glass window in UCC's Aula Maxima, the Ogham Stone Corridor, the Honan Chapel and Boole exhibition in the Boole library. Our journey through Boole's legacy will come to an end at the newly refurbished Crawford Observatory, which will be open to the public for the very first time.
Meet at Glucksman Gallery UCC for guided tour of Boolean Expressions - an exhibition that explores the ways in which artists use mathematical ideas and systems in their work.
Lunch at Hayfield Manor Hotel in Perrott’s Garden Restaurant, three course meal including wine, tea and coffee.
Meet at Visitors’ Centre in the quad at UCC for guided George Boole Centenary Tour.
Please note early booking is essential to secure restaurant reservations.
Lisbon & Environs - Art & Cultural Tour
Noreen McSweeney 086 8479347
Nessa Durcan 087 2368218
7 Days (Half Board) €1,449 Departing 6th October 2015
WHAT WE WILL SEE
• Lisbon – guided city tour
• Mosteiro dos Jerónimos
• Palácio Nacional de Fronteria
• Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga
• Palácio Nacional de Queluz
• Sintra & Palácio Nacional da Pena
• Museu Gulbenkian – guided tour
• Sesimbra & Palmela
• Évora – guided tour
We stay six nights on half board basis at the 4* Pestana Cascais Hotel at Cascais (www.pestana.com). With a fantastic view of the ocean and surrounded by wide gardens, the hotel is located a scenic twenty minute walk from central Cascais. Facilities at the hotel include a
restaurant, bar, swimming pool, Jacuzzi and a sauna.
Some places still available
Apply Friends Office 021 4907864