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Daylight: sleep, health and myopia; with Steven Lockley and Richard Hobday.

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Contrary to normal Daylight group arrangements, please note this event is on a Thursday to take advantage of the availability within the UK of Professor Lockley.

'The Right Light at the Right Time: Redesigning Light for Alertness, Sleep and Health’, by Professor Steven Lockley. This paper examines the influence of light on the human circadian system and therefore multiple biological processes. It has particular emphasis on the contribution of daylight.

Professor Steven Lockley is:

  • Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Neuroscientist, Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders, Departments of Medicine and Neurology, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Professor, Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences, School of Psychological Sciences, Monash University, Australia.

Steven is joint author of the recent interesting little book 'Sleep: A Very Short Introduction'. His other publications are too numerous to count.

'Myopia and Daylight in Schools: a Neglected Aspect of Public Health?' by Dr Richard Hobday. From the end of the 19th and into the 20th century, good daylighting was widely believed to prevent children's sight being damaged as they went through school. Rules and standards specified minimum daylight levels in classrooms to this end. Then, in the 1960s, medical opinion changed, and so lighting schools to protect eyesight stopped. Recent scientific findings suggest it may be time to start again.

Dr. Richard Hobday is an independent researcher and author who has published widely on the impacts of sunlight and daylight on human health.


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