John C Taylor

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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

Dragon Chronophage to Shine in Shanghai

The noted British inventor Dr John C Taylor OBE is proud to be showcasing his stunning Dragon Chronophage clock at Design Shanghai, taking place in March 2015. As a world famous inventor and the holder of over 400 patents, Dr Taylor is constantly pushing boundaries to create something that is completely original, and this unique piece is a perfect example. Created in tandem with Professor Long of the Hangzhou Art University, the Chronophage is a colourful, friendly and playful dragon which engages admirers with a selection of winks and waves that enthrals its audience. Speaking about his remarkable work of… read more

Mudge Green at Greenwich

One of the most exciting collections of clocks ever amassed has gone on show at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, London at a landmark exhibition open to the public until Sunday 5 January 2015. The display, titled ‘Ships, Clocks and Stars’, has brought together a wide range of timepieces to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Longitude Act 1714. The exhibition tells the fascinating story of the race to calculate longitude position at sea, solving the problem of navigation and saving sailors from the fate of shipwrecks and starvation. The noted inventor and avid horologist Dr John C Taylor OBE is delighted to… read more

Race Against Time

Race against time – Tour de France leader Vincenzo Nibali leading the race out of Cambridge past the iconic 24 carat gold ‘Corpus Chronophage Clock’ invented by Dr John C Taylor OBE and situated outside the Taylor Library of Corpus Christi College on King’s Parade, Cambridge. pic: Henry Iddon Tel: 07976 375013, commissioned by Dr John C Taylor OBE. Dr John C Taylor OBE FREng is one of Britain’s greatest inventors. He was born in Buxton, Derbyshire, attended school on the Isle of Man and then later graduated in Natural Sciences from Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. He returned to live on… read more

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Historic Clock Exhibition Hosted at Bonhams

Two private clock collectors have collaborated to stage an outstanding exhibition of early English clocks at the prestigious venue of Bonhams, New Bond Street, London in September. The exhibition will also feature third party loans, including contributions from the Science Museum, the Clockmakers’ Company and the Collection of the 5th Lord Harris from Belmont House, amongst others.    However, given that the majority of clocks are privately owned, the specimens on display are very rarely in the public eye.  Indeed, what makes the exhibition particularly exciting is that many of the clocks are being displayed together, almost certainly for the… read more

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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.

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