Murray Jacobs, a Cambridge Green Badge Guide, gave us a fascinating Zoom virtual tour of a ‘Must See Street in Cambridge’. His talk about King’s Parade, which is in the main tourist area of Cambridge, included stories of a rather eventful visit by a monarch, student antics that hit the front pages, and intriguing details of King’s College Chapel, to name just a few.
The Corpus, or Grasshopper clock, outside the Taylor Library is a gold plated stainless steel work of art. The grasshopper, or Chronophage meaning “time eater” at the top of the clock devours every minute as it passes with a snap of its jaws. The clock has no hands or numerals, but displays the time by opening individual slits in the clock face, backlit with blue LEDs; these slits are arranged in three concentric rings displaying hours, minutes, and seconds.