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Slow Down London Festival: David Rooney talks about time

From: Paul M.
Sent on: Tuesday, April 7, 2009 3:14 PM

Thought Long Now folk might be interested in this talk that's part of the wonderful Slow Down London Festival. NB RSVPing here doesn't guarantee you a place. Only the first 150 people on the evening will be admitted.

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"Who is responsible for keeping time? Why do we shift time by changing our clocks twice a year? What is the story behind the speaking clock? Why was time sold in London? Don?t be late for this talk?

David Rooney, Curator of Timekeeping at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, explores the characters and personalities behind the story of time. David also discusses how by making time, changing pace and slowing down, you have more time.

Enjoy live jazz from Round Trip at 18:30 before the talk. And if you?ve got time, chill out with cocktails in the National Portrait Gallery?s rooftop bar afterwards."

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