Dear teachers,

A university in London sent emails to students in an asian country about some online lectures that would be held on a certain date at 2 pm. But the students are not sure whether the "2 pm" is London time or their local time. Which of the following expressions is idiomatically correct in regard to asking about the time?

1. Are the lectures held at London time?

2. Are the lectures in London or our country's time?

Or, are there other ways of asking the same thing?

Thank you


1. Will the lectures be at 2pm Greenwich Mean Time (ie London time) or will they be at 2pm our time here in Thailand?

asian Asian


Hello Selvakumar,

Remember, that The United Kingdom uses Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) or Western European Time (UTC) and British Summer Time (BST) or Western European Summer Time (UTC+01:00). So it's important to get the timezone and daylight savings correct.

I'd respond with:

Please clarify: Is the lecture set for 2PM London time (UTC+1)?

I hope this is simply a theoretical question.

If not, use this link to help out the students: https://www.timeanddate.com/time/zone/uk/london


Kind regards, Kayley

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Thank you very much, Clive.

Thank you, Kayley.

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