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Midsummer Chronophage: clock is on loan to Lion Yard




A huge mythical fly with intricate wings and a sting in its tail is casually munching through time at Lion Yard in Cambridge.

The golden Midsummer Chronophage is on loan to the shopping centre and will be on display until the end of British summertime this year on October 27.

Midsummer Chronophage Clock in Lion Yard. Picture: Keith Heppell. (12593624)
Midsummer Chronophage Clock in Lion Yard. Picture: Keith Heppell. (12593624)

It is the sister clock to the famous Corpus Christi Chronophage, which is displayed in a window of the college’s library and was unveiled by Professor Stephen Hawking in 2008.

The Chronophage’s inventor, John C Taylor, said on his website: “I’ve had an interesting life and believe that every day should be lived to the full. The Midsummer Chronophage reminds us that time quickly marches on before we know it, so it’s a good habit to make the most of each hour, week and month. To complicate matters, time is relative, so minutes can move fast when we are happy and excited yet seem to slow down when less is happening.”



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