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Medway Talk: Time for Change: The Health & Cognitive Implications of Daylight Saving Time

May 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Presented by Dr Aiste Steponaite

Daylight Saving Time (DST) has been a long-standing practice in many regions, requiring people to adjust their clocks twice a year, either losing or gaining one hour of sleep. While the primary goal of DST is to make better use of natural daylight and conserve energy, its broader implications on human health and cognition remain a subject of growing concern. This research talk explores the multifaceted effects of DST beyond the clock adjustments, delving into potential health and cognitive risks associated with these semi-annual changes and we will examine the necessity and relevance of continuing DST in our modern society, considering the available scientific evidence and societal implications.

Medway Talks is an open lecture series run by the academic staff from the Universities at Medway – University of Greenwich, University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University. There are 9 talks in total, running from September 2023 to June 2024.

The talks are open to everyone in the local community, including students and staff at the Universities at Medway. Talks will be free of charge to attend, but registration is required. 

Each talk will be held in the Pilkington Lecture Theatre (PK008) in the Pilkington Building. For parking, you are able to park free of charge in our Drill Hall Library car park.

Talks will run from 6pm until 7pm with refreshments available on arrival.


May 22
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


University of Greenwich (Medway Campus)
North Road
Chatham, United Kingdom
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