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When do clocks go back this month?

by Purvai Dua
23rd Oct 18 8:06 am

Just like the saying ‘spring forward, fall back’, the clocks will change and be going back this weekend on Sunday, 28 October.

This means Britons will gain an extra hour of sleep. Worry not as your smartphones will automatically sync the new timing so you don’t have to keep track yourself.

Germany first introduced the concept in 1916 and Britain adopted it later that year. The moving of the clocks was first introduced in the UK during World War I by British businessman William Willett.

Later in 1895 entomologist and astronomer George Vernon Hudson proposed the idea to the Wellington Philosophical Society about the daylight saving scheme, and it was then successfully trialed in 1927.

There are some critics of the use of BST, with some arguing that the twice-yearly changes can cause long-term health problems.

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