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Good Fellowship

Monday 12 March 2007

The elegant, polished stainless steel and the gnomon’s minimalist shape of a gas turbine blade reflect Newman Quad’s clean aesthetic as well as the colours of the grass and sky. It has Arabic numerals, used by mathematicians, rather than traditional Roman ones. Professor Oldfield was assisted by artist David Harber's creative and technical skills, gaining the approval of Rick Mather, the architect of the ARCO building. The sundial bears two inscriptions (and you'll have to look carefully to find them); ‘Fear no more the heat o' the sun’, taken from Shakespeare's Cymbeline, honours the completion of Professor Oldfield’s 41 years at the College; the second is an academic pun: ‘To good fellowship.’  

 

Thea Warren and Ian Bhullar