Don’t forget to put your clocks back

It doesn’t matter if you have antique pocket watches, a cheap digital watch or your grandfather clock in the hallway, in the UK this year our clocks will go back on October 26.


Yes, this means the change will provide your mornings with become slightly lighter and slightly darker in the evenings as a result.

Just to clarify for anyone in doubt, the clocks go back one hour at 1am on the last Saturday in October and forward one hour at 1am on the last Sunday in March.

When the clocks go back, the UK is on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) as opposed to the period when the clocks are one hour ahead which is called British Summer Time (BST).

Additionally, British scientists are prepared to present a defence of Greenwich Mean Time in preparation of aninternational judgement on whether the world should make the shift to a strict atomic timeas an alternative.

At the moment, we use the process of notching up additional seconds every few years in order to keep our time in sync with the Earth’s gradually slowing movement.

There are a host of countries, which includes the likes of the United States of America and France, who favour abolishing the method- a technique which has been used since 1972.

However, other nations led by Britain oppose the change, citing an eternal break in the link between our concept of time and the rising and setting of the sun.