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2018 - British Mensa Annual Gathering

From Fri Oct 05 2018 to Mon Oct 08 2018
Add to Calendar10/05/2018 16:0010/08/2018 23:59Europe/London2018 - British Mensa Annual Gathering

Crowne Plaza Hotel Armada Way, Plymouth,



Crowne Plaza Hotel Armada Way, Plymouth, PL1 2HJ
United Kingdom
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Crowne Plaza Hotel

Armada Way, Plymouth, PL1 2HJ

4 - 8 October


Come and join us in historic Plymouth, for an exciting and interesting weekend in the heart of the West Country.

Plymouth is Britain’s “Ocean City” and is home to the largest naval base in Western Europe, supporting the Royal Navy since 1691. It is an ideal base for a visit to many interesting and historic sites and is on the border between Devon and Cornwall. Train times from London from 3 hours. Highlights will include:

Visit to the Naval base and a Nuclear Submarine; National Marine Aquarium tours; Naval Base boat trips; Plymouth Gin Distillery tours; Eden project visit (by coach); Bowls on the Hoe (Francis Drake style); Visits to National Trust properties; Plymouth pub crawl.

We will be staying in one of the best hotels in Plymouth, recently upgraded to a Crowne Plaza and very close to the centre of the city and the historic Hoe.

There is an exciting programme of events for you which will span from Friday to Monday. There will be lots to do and enjoy - we look forward to your company. 



Crowne Plaza Hotel, Armada Way, Plymouth, PL1 2HJ

The good news is that you can reserve your bedroom now at our base hotel. 

Please call the Crowne Plaza direct on 01752 639988 between 08:00-19:00 and quote 'Mensa AG'. 

Please note: A £50.00 deposit per room will be required to confirm your booking. The balance will be requested on 01.09.18.

The rates are as follows:

Per Night Single Occupancy Double Occupancy
Bed & Breakfast £85.00 £120.00
Bedroom Only £80.00 £110.00


Discounted Train travel to Plymouth

Conference Plymouth is pleased to partner with Great Western Railways to offer you reduced return ticket rates for when you attend your Plymouth event. The arrangement allows for anyone attending the event to benefit from set rates from various areas of the UK. All the prices are based on return tickets and offer a flexible and convenient transport option. With a choice of standard or first class tickets available on the deal, you will be able to make great savings on your travel. In order to book your tickets, please visit:  Or email  with any queries. While travelling on GWR services you may be required by the on-board manager to provide proof of attendance at the event.

The Events Programme

Fish n Chip supper at Royal Plymouth Corinthian Yacht Club / Mensa Games Room / Boat Trip / Segway / Armada Bowling / Croquet @ Plymouth Croquet Club / 3D Printing / Connoisseur’s Gin Tour / National Marine Aquarium / Pub Crawl / TALK. The RNLI - Rescue and Prevention by Christopher Turner / Plymouth Gin / Seaside themed Icebreaker / Ghost Walk / Poker Tournament / 5K Park Run / Eden Project coach trip / Citadel Tour / Coast Walk - Wembury back to Plymouth / HMS Courageous / TALK. Maritime shortcuts by Colin Vosper / Escape Rooms / 2018 Bridge Tournament / Boat Trip to Calstock / Croquet / TALK. Keeping passengers safe in the skies worldwide by Ian Cameron / TALK. Lighthouses from the inside by Gordon Partridge / Plymouth Gin Tour / AG Gala Dinner & Disco / Edgcumbe Park Walk including Carvery lunch at the Edgcumbe Arms / Dartmoor Walk – Coach Trip / AGM / Mensa – The Future / TALK. Crime Wave - Swimming in the time of Agatha Christie by Matt Newbury / Synagogue Tour / TALK. Devon Railway History by Robert Hesketh / BBC Radio Station visit / TALK. Human Face of Dartmoor Prison by Pip Barker / Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill - fine dining at the Crowne Plaza / Plymouth Gin Masters Distillers Tour

Download a PDF copy of the programme here

Thank you for your interest. Bookings for this event are now closed.