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A team of Mensa members will take on the "best quiz team in Britain" this evening when they appear on the BBC show Eggheads.

The Ludophiles - Paul Carr, Una Adams, David Percik, David Hudson, Ian Brown and Andy Hall - recorded the episode in snowy Glasgow back in January, but have remained tight-lipped about how they did.

The team are all fans of games and puzzles and met while competing in the annual Mensa games tournaments over several years.

20 Apr 2016

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The world’s oldest and most famous high IQ society turns 70 this year – and it seems we’re in good company.

It turns out a lot happened in 1946, quite aside from the formation of Mensa on October 1 in Oxford. For starters, the National Insurance Act of 1946 put in place the blueprint for the NHS and welfare state in Britain, while on a global scale, the formation of the United Nations and Unicef were the manifestation of a post-War desire for greater global co-operation.

10 Mar 2016

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Mensa's gifted child consultant Lyn Kendall

Bringing up a bright spark can be a challenging, exhausting and exciting business – but how do you know if you’re doing what’s best for your gifted child?

Join us in Coventry for the second in a series of workshops with Mensa’s gifted child consultant Lyn Kendall. It will be an opportunity to get advice and reassurance as well as meet others in the same situation, all in a friendly and informal setting.

12 Jan 2016

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Speakers Hilary Stauffer and academic Dr Kanstantsin Dzehtsiarou.

Human rights and international law proved to be a fascinating subject for the latest Mensa Faculti event, Law:Live.

08 Dec 2015

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To celebrate Mensa’s 70th anniversary in 2016, the society has launched two new special commemorative products.

The official Mensa tartan and a limited edition anniversary gin are both available now to mark the platinum anniversary of the world's oldest high IQ society.

Mensa was formed in Oxford on October 1, 1946 and there are now more than 100,000 members around the world, including more than 20,000 across the UK and Ireland.

02 Dec 2015

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What do IQ and intelligence mean to you? Curious students and sixth formers with great research and writing skills are invited to enter the inaugural British Mensa research essay competition.

Students are invited to vie for one of two awards, each worth £100, by submitting an essay based on research into the field of IQ and intelligence.

Students from any academic field may enter and the remit is intentionally broad to encompass politics, sociology, sport, business, neurology and many more.

03 Nov 2015

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