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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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  • Amazing clock: beautiful, its design and monstrous other d with the Grasshopper "eating time". Do night indeed.
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  • A fabulous example of the clock-makers art. It is a magnificent piece of obscure but interesting engineering. Very Harry Potter-esque and well worth a look see. 
  • I think the Corpucs Clock is good for a quick view, but not more. When you stroll around in Cambridge, have a look at it. 
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