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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

Dragon Chronophage Prepared in Cambridge

Dr John C Taylor visited Cambridge to make final checks to the Dragon Chronophage clock before shipping to China for Design Shanghai.  Hear a report from BBC TV… read more

Twelve things you didn’t know about iconic Chronophage clocks

Dr John C Taylor OBE FREng will be showcasing his stunning Dragon Chronophage clock at Design Shanghai, China’s premier design event, on March 27-30 2015 at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre. Speaking ahead of the upcoming exhibition, Dr Taylor said, “It’s exciting to be displaying the Dragon Chronophage in the country that inspired its creation. It was a pleasure to work alongside Professor Long of China Academy of Art, Hangzhou. “I’ve been visiting China on business since the 1960s and it’s always been a place that’s close to my heart. “The Dragon Chronophage has been popular with the Chinese in the… read more

Chronophage reminder that time is not on our side

Speaking about the approaching winter solstice on Sunday December 21, Dr John C Taylor OBE, inventor and creator of the famous Corpus Chronophage, has said that ‘it is a sobering reminder that time is not on your side’. In terms of astronomy the winter solstice is, in the northern hemisphere, the moment at which the sun is furthest south. For ancient people, such as the builders of Stonehenge, the winter solstice was a very important day, as it marked the point at which the days would become longer. The inevitability of time was one of the driving themes behind the… read more

British inventor Dr John C Taylor praises Chinese innovation

Speaking ahead of the Design Shanghai press conference on, Dr John C Taylor OBE has praised China for its rich history of innovation. Noted British inventor Dr John C Taylor OBE is proud to be showcasing his stunning Dragon Chronophage clock at Design Shanghai, which will take place from March 27-30 2015. Design Shanghai, which is organised by Media 10, is China’s premier design event. The last exhibition was attended by over 47,000 people. Dr Taylor knows China well, having done business in Hong Kong in the 1960s and then setting up a factory in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province in the… read more

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Between 1912 and 1948, art competitions were a part of the Olympics. Medals were awarded for architecture, music, painting, and sculpture.

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Luxury of Time Exhibition at National Museum of Scotland

A special display of rare and significant historical timepieces telling the story of a golden age of innovation in British watch and clockmaking will go on show at the National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF, which runs to 26 January 2020. The Luxury of Time: Clocks from 1550-1750 features objects from the private collection of Dr John C Taylor OBE. The 25 objects to be shown demonstrate the golden age of British clock and watch-making and illustrate the delicate workmanship and incredible technical skills involved.  Exquisitely made and decorated in precious metals, they were labour-intensive, luxury items… read more

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Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.

Helen Keller