(b) A professor of particle physics involved with the Large Hadron Collider, and an actor whose roles include King Lear for the National Theatre and the first cinema portrayal of Hannibal Lector?
(a) What name denotes the class of devices used in clocks that intervene between the motive power and the regulator, causing an intermittent impulse to be given to the regulator and converting rotational to oscillatory motion?(b) What form of escapement, invented in the 17th century by Robert Hooke, is named after its resemblance to a piece of nautical equipment?Chief of the Eleatic school of philosophy, what Greek philosopher demonstrated that the senses could not be trusted by constructing four paradoxes, including the Achilles and tortoise problems?(a) Which African capital lies at the confluence of the Blue Nile and White Nile?(c) And who, in 1997, became the second pop or rock musician to be knighted?
The lion, hens and roosters, wild asses, tortoises and the elephant are, in sequence, the first entities introduced in which orchestral suite of fourteen movements, composed in 1886?
Flemington Park, in the Australian state of Victoria, is the venue for which classic horse race, run on the first Tuesday in November?
(a) The ratio of the speed of a fluid to the speed of sound in that fluid is named after which Austrian physicist?
(b) David Mach’s sculpture Train is situated by the line of the historic railway which linked which two sites?
(c) Austrian Field Marshal Mack surrendered to which French commander at Ulm in 1805?
(a) Author of Sisterly Feelings, who, in 1997, became the first playwright to be knighted since Noel Coward in 1970?