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Inventor Dr John C Taylor OBE Donates £2.5Million for Cambridge Professorship of Innovation

One of the world’s most successful inventors – with over 400 patents to his name – best known for his bi-metal kettle controls used in two billion devices worldwide, is yet again turning his attention to philanthropy at his alma mater, the University of Cambridge. Dr John C Taylor OBE is donating £2.5 million to Cambridge University to set up the Professorship of Innovation, a prestigious new chair at the world-leading Department of Engineering. He said, “I wish to celebrate British ingenuity and inventiveness.  It’s essential to develop inventions into production for the benefit of the creator while generating local… read more

Dr John C Taylor speaks at Fairfax House

Celebrated British inventor Dr John C Taylor OBE was 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, took place on Wednesday June 15th 2016, at Fairfax House, Castlegate, York, YO1 9RN. The theme for the Festival of Ideas 2016 was ‘Tick Tock’, and as one of the world’s most renowned inventors and foremost horologists, Dr Taylor explored the revolutionary advances in timekeeping that elapsed throughout the Georgian Age. Looking specifically within the historic Fairfax House, Dr John C Taylor discussed… read more

Dr John C Taylor OBE Receives Harrison Medal

Inventor and horologist Dr John C Taylor OBE has been awarded the prestigious Harrison Medal by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers at the annual Livery Dinner at Drapers’ Hall, London (November 10 2015). Founded in 1631, the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers is the oldest horological institution in the world, and its prestigious Harrison Medal has only been awarded to six other people. It commemorates outstanding achievements in propagating knowledge of the history of clockmaking and its appreciation, and is named after John Harrison, the renowned inventor of the marine chronometer. Previous recipients include the renowned astronomer and physicist Sir Arnold Wolfendale… read more

New Chronophage Brochure

In response to numerous enquiries, the Office of John C Taylor has produced a new brochure about the Dragon Chronophage.  If you would like a copy, please email:  Office@JohnCTaylor.com or view online below.   The brochure is also available in Chinese and can be viewed here.  Thank you for your interest in Dr John C Taylor.  … read more

Chronophage Invention Receives Praise

BBC TV North West were fascinated to learn about the Dragon Chronophage plus the multitude of inventions created by Dr John C Taylor.  The report by Kelly Foran is below.  … read more

Interesting Facts

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Chronophage Time Flies at Lion Yard

Thank you so much to everyone who visited Lion Yard for the official launch of the new Midsummer Chronophage !  It was wonderful to see so many friends and fans of the new timekeeper and time-eater.  A special thanks goes to the Centre Manager Roger Allen who organised a brilliant event.  We even had the superb singers from the Cambridge Chord Company there.  Enjoy this record of a fabulous day to be remembered… 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