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Cambridge Sundials and Time

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Sundials are arguably the earliest form of scientific instrument. Modern sundials are an engineer’s delight: an elegant mix of art and mathematics. This talk will show how different kinds of sundials were developed to cater for different ways of reckoning time.

Frank King was an undergraduate and later a research student in the University of Cambridge Department of Engineering before migrating to the Computer Laboratory. He is Praelector and Fellow in Computer Science at Churchill College. He is also the University Bellringer and Keeper of the University Clock. He is Chairman of the British Sundial Society and has been involved in the design of many sundials in Britain and overseas.

This talk is part of the IET Cambridge Network - Lectures series.

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