In Feb 1762, William Herschel performed at the Town Hall, playing both a violin concerto and an oboe concerto, the latter perhaps one of his own compositions.

George Boole (1815-1864) was an assistant at Mr Heigham's School, South Parade, Doncaster, from 1831 to 1833, when he was released due to his religious nonconformity. It was here that he first contemplated the symbolic or algebraic expression of logical relations.

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