John C Taylor

My World

I’ve always had a close affinity with the Isle of Man. My grandfather was holidaying here over 125 years ago and during the
Great War my grandmother sent my father and uncle to the Isle of Man. She said it was for their own safety but I think she just
wanted to get rid of them!

Although I was born in Buxton, I ended up going to school on the island at King William’s College, so the location played a big
role when I was growing up. Eventually I ended up bringing my children here, because it’s a safe place. I always had a great sense
of freedom whenever I was in the Isle of Man and I wanted them to have the same experience.

There’s a lot of history here. You can go almost anywhere and see Neolithic geology or ancient Celtic burial sites. It’s
absolutely fascinating.

Now I have my manufacturing facility on the Isle of Man and it’s also where I house part of my extensive early English clock
collection at the home I’ve built from scratch, Arragon Mooar.

Interesting Facts

Diamonds are actually unstable at surface temperature and pressure. Every diamond above ground is very, very slowly altering into graphite, another form of pure carbon.

Latest News

New Royal Academy of Engineering Centre Named after Dr John C Taylor OBE

The Royal Academy of Engineering has opened the new Taylor Centre, a space for the Academy’s Enterprise Hub, which supports entrepreneurs, and which is named after one of Britain’s most successful engineers, Dr John C Taylor OBE. Dr Taylor, who is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng) made his name creating small electrical components that are vital to many pieces of technology we couldn’t live without. Early electric kettles would not turn off when the water was boiling, meaning that they needed constant supervision and were in danger of melting and starting fires if they were not… 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