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Gifted Child

Today’s TES (Times Educational Supplement) contains a feature examining the idea that gifted children should be considered as having special need, and whether bright pupils should be accelerated through school. The article includes comment from our friends at Potential Plus UK and follows on from a study at Vanderbilt University, USA.

17 Jan 2014

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Mensa Puzzle Book Cover

At Mensa HQ we are often asked about our puzzle books and where they can be bought from. Over the years we have been involved in the production of many puzzle books and a number of these are available to purchase in bookshops and online stores.

We have put together a list of our favourites that are currently available via Amazon. Visit Puzzle Books to view the list and buy online.

15 Jan 2014

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NewYear IQ testing

It is that time of year when many of you will be reviewing your prospects and looking to the future. Realise your potential by discovering your IQ score with Mensa.

Mensa offers IQ tests at venues across the British Isles and candidates also receive a free Personality Profile assessment.

07 Jan 2014

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Chris Leek

Tune in to BBC Two tonight (Monday 23 December) to see British Mensa Board Member Chris Leek take part in a special University Challenge. Chris was invited to represent the alumni of Aberystwyth University in a Christmas edition of the show.  The Aberystwyth team, which also includes Dan Jarvis MP, Dr Timothy Brain and Elfyn Llwyd, will go head-to-head with prominent graduates of Keele University.

23 Dec 2013

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Crossword

It is 100 years since Liverpool born Arthur Wynne first published the ‘Word-Cross’ in the New York World Newspaper (21 December 1913). This is considered to be the moment when the ‘Crossword’ was born.

Crosswords are very popular amongst Mensans and feature regularly in regional newsletters and Mensa Magazine. They are often a challenge even for the sharpest minds due to their cryptic nature.

Mensan John Lester has complied many crosswords over the years and here gives you a handy insight into how they are created:

21 Dec 2013

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