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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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  • Position on the corner of Kings Parade in the old doorway of the Nat West Bank you need to stop a while to watch this clock and let time go by. 
  • Must see if you visit the college. One of only 3 clocks around the world and really makes you think of how one should manage their time and the creature, don't miss it! 
  • The time eater - where else to see such a hideous monstrosity as Cambridge. It is ugly and hardly deserves a place of prominence, such as it occupies. Take a look whilst passing - no need to linger. C...  more »