- Cataloguing ties: It might seem arcane, but building an index of cravats and ties remains a sartorial skill. Conference-goers learnt that logging should be based on colour, material and fabric.
- Milk matters: Everyone knows semi-skimmed is better for you than full fat but how do various types rate?
- Beauty of car park roofs: Inside they are depressingly, gear-crunchingly narrow and harrowingly expensive. But once you reach the top, you're rewarded with a bird's-eye view.
- The life and times of Budgens supermarkets: Little did John Budgen know, back in 1872, that he was founding a supermarket dynasty that would not rival Tesco or Sainsbury's.
- The advance of the hand-drier: Electric driers had advanced little from George Clemens's first patented invention in 1948. But 45 years later Mitsubishi devised the Jet Towel and revolutionised the world of hand sanitation.
November 29, 2011
This is uninteresting.
The annual event known as the Boring Conference is dedicated to all things uninteresting. So the more yawn-inducing the subject matter, the better suited it is for the audience. This year’s highlight: a seminar on the square root of two. Here are the some of the other Boring Conference presentations from the last two events: