P2_1 How long would it take for Britain to leave Europe?

Elspeth Lewis, Jamie Byrne, Kyle Dangerfield, Sam Walton


In this paper, we have calculated how long it would take for mainland Britain to move away
completely from the Eurasian tectonic plate; using a powerful hypothetical motor, powered by
£350 million a week. The amount of water displaced by the Great British boat was also calculated. It was found that 7.34x10^19kg of water would be displaced and that per week Britain could move 422m, taking 87 years to leave Europe.

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