British Science Week: ‘Just a Minute’ Experiment

14 March 2024

As part of British Science Week, and this year’s theme of ‘time’, our Science team ran an experiment to test if our perception of time changes depending on our age.

Students and staff were asked to guess how long a minute is without counting, whilst holding a timer behind their back, and the results are in…

We had 100 participants in total. There was a slight trend to support our hypothesis that, as you get older, you experience time slower, although it was not statistically significant.

Thank you to everyone who took part. Check out the results below!