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Why a Seven Day Week? Why a 24-Hour Day?

Why a Seven Day Week? Why a 24-Hour Day?

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  • Sat 11 Oct ’14, 10:00am – 12:30pm


Rutherford House, 23 Lambton Quay, Wellington


All Ages

We take the seven-day week for granted, but what is a week and why seven days? Why not six days or eight or some other number? Why the 24-hour day?

These are recent inventions, but who invented them, where, when, and why? In this one-off lecture, you will discover their surprising origins.

This two-and-a-half hour session covers the cultural and astronomical factors that led to the seven-day week and 24-hour day.

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