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Tick tock: The sound of time passing, inevitably, one interval after another. But time hasn't always been so abstract, so linear, so regular. Join us for an evening blend of stories and science, exploring clocks and the concept of time.
Dr Alice Courvoisier, from the Centre for Lifelong Learning at the University of York, is a maths tutor, keen traveller and avid reader. She has talked to specialised and lay audiences on topics ranging from kayak touring to solar physics. She is currently exploring how storytelling can help communicate ideas.
Jacqueline Saville spent nine years at three universities in an attempt to be a physicist, then decided she'd rather have a nine-to-five job and time to write. She blogs at http://thousandmonkeys.wordpress.com/ where some of her stories and graphic novels are free to download.