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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

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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Horology Hour with Dr John C Taylor OBE

Thank you everyone who attended the Horology Hour on 24th June 2020. Hear all about the Corpus Chronophage, which incorporates John Harrison’s grasshopper escapement from the early 1700’s inside a huge mythical ‘time-eater’ creature that sits on top of the clockface devouring each minute as it passes. You will also discover news about the three other Chronophage clocks. Please click on the video below… 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