John C Taylor

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Interesting Facts

Thousands of years ago in the Middle East, a random genetic mutation caused a group of grapes to spontaneously abort their own seeds before the seeds could develop hard casings. The result: seedless grapes. To reproduce the fruit, a farmer simply cloned the vine — meaning that all seedless grapes today are direct descendants of that one mutated grape vine.

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Dr John C Taylor speaks at Fairfax House

Celebrated British inventor Dr John C Taylor OBE is delighted to be the guest speaker at a lecture taking place at Fairfax House, as part of the York Festival of Ideas 2016 this summer. The lecture, titled Keeping Time in the Georgian House, is taking place this evening Wednesday June 15th 2016, at Fairfax House, Castlegate, York, YO1 9RN and begins at 7.00PM. The theme for the Festival of Ideas 2016 is ‘Tick Tock’, and as one of the world’s most renowned inventors and foremost horologists, Dr Taylor will be exploring the revolutionary advances in timekeeping that elapsed throughout the Georgian Age. Looking specifically within the… read more

Interesting Quotes

To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.

Elliott Erwitt