Overslaan en naar de inhoud gaan
English
Locatie

Academy Building
Broerstraat 5
Groningen
Nederland

Tickets
€ 4 / € 2 with SG-card / free for students

End of Daylight Saving Time and Then?

Marijke Gordijn

Every spring and winter we force ourselves into a tiny jetlag by switching the clock an hour forth and back. Hear what chronobiologists say about the drawbacks and benefits of daylight saving time.

This phenomenon we know as daylight saving time, was introduced in the Netherlands in 1977 due to the oil crisis. By introducing these measures the Dutch government wanted to make sure that society would profit from every hour of daylight, and save energy by doing so. Forty years later we are not so sure if this is an effective measure, both in terms of economic benefits, as the effects of this biennial jetlag on our health.

The debate is certainly not limited to the Dutch, but is transboundary. In August 2018, the European Union decided to reconsider daylight saving time. What will be the optimal choice for our ‘new’ permanent time? What arguments should this decision be based upon? Unity between countries? Or safety and health of citizens?

Marijke Gordijn is founder, shareholder and senior scientist of Chrono@Work where she focusses on improving the application of basic chronobiological knowledge in society. After finishing her Masters in Biology at the University of Groningen, she worked for more than 25 years as a scientist specialized in human chronobiology and sleep at both the department of Chronobiology at the University of Groningen and the department of Psychiatry at the UMCG.

Zie ook

John Lennox, interviewed by Hans Harbers
Conviction in an Uncertain World
English

‘What is the purpose of life?’ is one of the big questions in the history of humankind.

Placeholder
Hans van Koningsbrugge, Geert Greving, Coen van Zwol, Floris Akkerman, Jaap de Wilde
Dreigt een nieuwe Koude Oorlog?
Nederlands

Met één rake klap maakte Rusland de rest van de wereld duidelijk dat het niet meer met zich laat sollen.

Carla Roos, Kasper Hendriks en Diederik Roest
Nederlands

De mens is een kuddedier. We vormen op allerlei manieren groepen: met vrienden, familie of landgenoten, in studentenverenigingen, sportclubs of in de kerk.