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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

Secrets of the Chronophage Revealed

Noted inventor and horologist Dr John C Taylor OBE FREng delivered a speech at the Royal College of Art in London on Wednesday March 19 2014. He spoke  as part of a School of Design Research Symposium that examines time as the universal metric, a context for every object, life, event and alteration.  The event, created by Stephen Boyd Davis, Research Leader, School of Design, involved five speakers discussing how we design with time, what time looks like, how we perceive it and how it feeds into how we live, act and remember.  Historical, conceptual and cognitive problems were examined by speakers… read more

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.

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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

Interesting Quotes

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