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During October Glebelands School hosted one of its bi-annual Community Science talks. This year we were joined by Brian Clegg a popular science writer and presenter. Brian gave a talk based on his book by the same title, “How to build a time machine”. Despite the title the talk did not give anyone the ability to go home and build a time machine!! This talk looked at the science behind time travel and the fact that theoretically time travel is possible, but our current engineering limitations are making it unachievable on a large scale. He discussed how certain objects have completed time travel on a minute scale but that nothing has currently achieved any large scale time travel and the reasons for this. This is an area of science that has always captured peoples’ imagination and this was reflected in the large number of questions put forward by the audience. Overall this was a very illuminating and informative talk that demonstrated that what sometimes appears in science fiction is actually based on scientific fact.

Source - Glebelands School