John Harrison and the Search for Longitude | March 24 | Marlborough

Harrison's H1 Sea Clock

Harrison’s H1 Sea Clock, Photo courtesy of the Royal Observatory

John Harrison 1693-2016: Influences and Influence

A Lecture by Rory McEvoy, Curator of Horology, Royal Observatory, Greenwich

Thursday, March 24, 6PM

This illustrated talk takes a look at the extraordinary story of John Harrison and his work in developing navigational clocks and watches for use at sea. Influences on his work become evident through examination of the mechanical ‘DNA’ found in his sea clocks and, in turn, his innovations can be seen in the work of his contemporaries and, perhaps surprisingly, in modern horology and beyond.

H4, Harrison Chronometer.

H4, Harrison Chronometer. Photo courtesy of the Royal Observatory

Rory McEvoy trained in conservation and restoration of antique clocks at West Dean College, Chichester in 1998-9 and subsequently worked at the bench, specialized in conservative restoration of ‘Golden Age’ English clocks. Rory is currently with the National Maritime Museum as Curator of Horology at the Royal Observatory.

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Skinner Marlborough Gallery
274 Cedar Hill Street
Marlborough MA, 01752

Reception: 5:30PM
Lecture: 6PM


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2 thoughts on “John Harrison and the Search for Longitude | March 24 | Marlborough

    • Dear Mr. Andrews,

      Yes, the tonight’s lecture will be live streamed on our Youtube channel. We will be sending out the link via Facebook and Twitter roughly an hour before the lecture begins.

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