Mosaic in three panels. The central panel shows a puzzled Archimedes seated with a mathematics book on his lap, with in the background books and a globe (showing America!). The left and right panel show kneeling servants offering him, respectively, a locomotive and a ship (part sail-, part steam-powered). The message is that "applied science must genuflect to pure science"; "free untrammelled enquiry", the pursuit of knowledge for its own sake, is what makes technological progress possible.
The farthest is a science block, to whose tower Seddon added a mosaic mural by Voysey depicting a puzzled Archimedes being offered a steam engine and a sailing ship.
- Charles F.A. Voysey (Yorkshire 1857 - Winchester 1941),
English architect and furniture and textile designer
Sources & Information
Location (N 52°24'51" - W 4°5'20")
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Item Code: gbwa088; Photograph: 27 July 2012
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