Boring Talks

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Boring Talks

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  • Full Price: £12.00 Member: £8.00 Under 18: £8.00 Other concessions available

A deeply fascinating evening of pointless mundanities

The world is full of events and conferences that promise to change your life. Boring Talks won't do that. It's an evening celebrating the mundane, the ordinary, the obvious and the overlooked; subjects often considered trivial and pointless, but that when examined more closely reveal themselves to be deeply fascinating.

Based on the annual sell-out Boring Conference, Boring Talks features a selection of speakers talking about obscure and arcane subjects, with a focus on the material world. 

Materialism is often viewed negatively, with images of rich people surrounding themselves with shiny toys. But what lies beneath? We scratch beneath the surface of our material world, to find “boring ways to change the world”.

Speakers include Adam Townsend, who makes the case for the government introducing a £1.23 coin to reduce the amount of loose change people get, and comedian Pope Lonergan, who runs comedy nights in care homes for elderly people with dementia – a “boring” way to change the world.  

Nothing of any importance will be discussed. The event is a waste of time and money. There are lots of other things you could be doing instead.

In association with the Boring Conference

Image: © Dr Richard Murray

Details

Name: Boring Talks
Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB
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When: -
Price: Full Price: £12.00
Member: £8.00
Senior 60+: £10.00
Student: £8.00
Registered Unemployed: £8.00
Under 18: £8.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546
boxoffice@bl.uk