Last month I was invited to be a speaker at the Dull Men's Club's 'Delightfully Dull, Brilliantly Boring Evening' at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in Preston.
|I had a thoroughly enjoyable time as a guest speaker at the Delightfully Dull, Brilliantly Boring Evening at UCLan|
The Dull Men's Club is where dull men — and women who appreciate dull men — share experiences of enjoying everyday, mundane things, far from glitz and glam — "Celebrating the Ordinary".
|The Dull Men's Club - where dull men, and women who appreciate dull men, share thoughts and experiences about ordinary things|
The keynote speaker at the event was Dr Sandi Mann, aka ‘Dr Boredom’, author of The Science of Boredom: The Upside of Downtime, who spoke to the attendees about the benefits of boredom and her research on the Thirty Habits of Boring People.
|One of the highlights of the evening at UCLan|
|The pink post-it notes directing delegates to the lecture theatre were a bit bright for a dull event|
|We were on the 1st floor|
|Not far from here|
|The desk space in the lecture theatre was a lovely shade of grey|
Some highlights of my presentation covered my travels on the Crazy World of Minigolf Tour and how I, along with Emily, had - up to that point - visited 815 miniature golf courses since 2006.
|One of the scorecards displayed in my presentation|
Some of the intricacies of the sport were also discussed, with the show & tell element on minigolf balls being a particular highlight.
|Course #683 - Southend Pier Crazy Golf|
Somewhat controversially the 'Delightfully Dull, Brilliantly Boring Evening' was anything but. With a range of characters talking about their hobbies, pursuits and interests the group could've spent a long time sharing stories and ideas. Perhaps next time there'll be a longer Dull Men's Club symposium to spend more time talking about dull and boring matters.
|Showing off my Putter|
The "Anorak of the Year 2017.4" was also announced one the night (".4" as we were 40% into 2018), with Roundabout enthusiast Kevin Beresford taking the title.
Following the event I visited the 816th course on the Crazy World of Minigolf Tour when I swung by the indoor Crazy Golf course at Level Preston.
|At Trailer Trash Jim's Crazy Golf course at Level in Preston|
- The Dull Men's Club
- Dr Sandi Mann