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.
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