Golden Yawny Awards

7:00 – 9:00 p.m. — Tuesday 14 November 2017
University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN)
Fylde Road
Preston PR1 2HE, UK

(Name of building for meeting
room will be designated later)


Welcome and Introduction: Leland Carlson, assistant vice president (the highest office) of the Dull Men’s Club, author of Dull Men of Great Britain: Celebrating the Ordinary

Keynote Speaker: Dr Sandi Mann, UCLAN Senior Psychology Lecturer, author of The Science of Boredom: The Upside (and Downside) of Downtime — keynote topics: the science of boredom, dull hobbies, and more

Presentations by Golden Yawny award winners — our equivalent of Golden Globes, Oscars, Emmys etc:

UK’s Greatest Anorak 2017 — the overall winner

Person with the Most Bizarre Activity/Collection/Hobby

Hobbyist with the longest-suffering spouse

Public Service Award to hobbyist who does most public good

Most expensive hobby

Cheapest hobby

You may nominate someone, man or woman, by emailing their name, email address, why you are nominating them, and whether they would be willing to deliver a short presentation at this summit if they are a winner — email to

More items will be added this agenda — suggestions? — email to]

Meet and Greet Half Hour — 6:30 – 7:00 — with refreshments (dull ones).

Ticket fee to cover expenses: early bird price of £10 if purchased before 15 October, £15 starting October 15.

As we need to know how many would like to attend, it would be greatly appreciated if you could send an email to us at indicating ‘yes’ or ‘maybe’ (no need for no’s to email us).

An Eventbright page will be set up shortly for purchasing tickets.