TZS 064 A Man for Our Time

Inventor, horologist and philanthropist, Dr John C Taylor OBE, shares his wisdom on innovation and all things temporal.

Find out more about John and his amazing time-eating clock, the Chronophage, at

The Chronophage

The Corpus Clock & Chronophage is the first clock in the world to employ Dr Taylor’s patented method of displaying time. It features a pioneering appropriation of the Vernier Principle to display seconds, minutes and hours in a brilliant blue light display.

The machine has been invented by and designed by Dr John Taylor for Corpus Christi College Cambridge for the exterior of the college’s new library building. The Clock was unveiled on 19th September 2008 by Stephen Hawking, cosmologist and author of the global bestseller, A Brief History of Time.