The Clock of Civilisations

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A fascinating presentation on the 800 years old Elephant clock of Al-Jazari which reflects the contributions of Greek, Egyptian, Indian, Chinese and Muslim civilisations.

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Presentations, 3D Animations and Discussions
Part of the BA festival of science
Wednesday, 12th September 2007
17.00 – 19.00
Room 2, Vanbrugh V123, Vanbrugh College, York University

image alt textA fascinating presentation on the 800 years old Elephant clock of Al-Jazari which reflects the contributions of Greek, Egyptian, Indian, Chinese and Muslim civilisations. One of the earliest robotic- mechanical computers will be examined showing the results of Computer Analysis with advanced IT and 3 D animations. Other machines of the East which have revolutionised Industry and Science will be reviewed. Eminent speakers, including Peter Raymond, MBE, Prof. El-Gomati, Prof. Al-Hassani and Dr Brennan will discuss the ground breaking interactive "1001inventions" exhibition and associated book, posters and teachers' pack.

An informed discussion will examine the 1000 years amnesia, which we wrongly name as the "Dark Ages" and the extent which Muslim inventions of the past still influence our homes, Schools, Hospitals, Markets, built environment and the world.

Refreshments and Snacks

All members of public are welcome to attend. Limited seats

To see the flyer click here.

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