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Meet 3 year old Mensan Alice...

Thu, 07/02/2013
Alice Amos

Alice Amos joined Mensa at the age of three in January. She was offered membership after her parents submitted copy of a report from Professor Joan Freeman demonstrating that Alice had an IQ in the top two percent of the population; scoring 162 on the Stanford Binet test.

Alice is currently studying at Rydeshill Preparatory School in Guildford, Surrey where she has works to an advance level in literacy and numeracy. When not learning she enjoys singing, dancing, painting, crafts and reading; her favourite books including Aesop Fables and Goldilocks & the Three Bears. Her grasp of the English language is remarkable as it is her second language, her parents communicating with her in Russian at home.

“We are delighted that Alice has joined the society. At Mensa we aim to provide a positive environment for gifted children as they develop and hope they will benefit from interaction with other bright children.” said British Mensa’s CEO, John Stevenage.

Alice is currently the youngest member of British Mensa and one of 18 pre-school members. The youngest person to ever join British Mensa was Elise Tan Roberts in 2009 aged 2 years and 4 months – British Mensa’s youngest ever member.

There are currently over 1,000 members of Mensa aged under 18; they are entitled to the same member benefits as adult members and their parents can contact Mensa’s Gifted Child Consultant, Lyn Kendall M.Ed. MBPsS for advice.

Youngsters under the age of 10 and a half can, like Alice, join Mensa by submitting Prior Evidence of their IQ score being in the top two percent.

Adults and children over the age of 10 and a half can take the Mensa Supervised IQ Test at venues across the British Isles – Book a Mensa Test.

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