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Corpus Clock, Cambridge

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The Corpus Clock is a large sculptural clock at street level on the outside of the Taylor Library at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University, in the United Kingdom, at the junction of Bene't Street and Trumpington Street, looking out over King's Parade. It was conceived and funded by John C. Taylor, an old member of the college.It was officially unveiled to the public on 19 September 2008 by Cambridge physicist Stephen Hawking.The clock was one of Time's Best Inventions of 2008. It is also featured in the Hindi movie Paa, the associated music video "Mudi Mudi", and shown briefly in the TV Show "Zero Hour" (episode 3)AppearanceThe clock's face is a rippling 24-carat gold-plated stainless steel disc, about 1.5m in diameter. It has no hands or numerals, but displays the time by opening individual slits in the clock face backlit with blue LEDs; these slits are arranged in three concentric rings displaying hours, minutes, and seconds.
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  • Such an amazing timepiece in the middle of the city. The clock is on the corner of a street, we almost walked straight past it. Its hard to get a decent photo due to the amount of spectators this cloc...  more »
  • It is really mind-bugging and we had to make a stop in front of this weird looking clock to try to understand how it works ... a beautiful piece !  more »
  • This is worth a detour. It's a clock, it's a piece of art, it's an engineering curiosity it's decorative , it's functional-- and it's amazing.  more »
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  • This is a stunning piece of art and engineering at the same time. Fascinating to watch and see time being devoured! Research the background to this beautiful timepiece you will understand it better if you do and enjoy watching it all the more.
  • It was first experience to visit Cambridge city specially around graet chapple....worht visiting again as you cant discover the city in one visit...
  • I wish there is a bit more information around so that I would appreciate this clock more
  • Fascinating clock. Constantly moving contraption of brass and lights.
  • A beautiful clock in the city centre!!!