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Stamp of approval for anniversary!

Anniversary celebrations for the world’s oldest high IQ society have been given an official “stamp” of approval. Mensa, which was formed in England on October 1, 1946, celebrates its 70 th anniversary on Saturday. Royal Mail will be joining in the celebrations by franking all mail on Saturday with a special anniversary postmark. To get the special mark, items need to be posted on Friday so that they are sorted and franked for delivery on Saturday. A spokesman for Royal Mail said: “Royal Mail’s...

Daredevil Carolyn heading home for anniversary Wayzgoose

It's a far cry from Hollywood, but stuntwoman Carolyn Dean will be returning to her roots to help the North East region celebrate Mensa's 70th anniversary. Mensan Carolyn will be the guest speaker at the North East Wayzgoose on October 1 - Mensa's 70th anniversary. To find out more about the intrepid Mensan, click here to read her story in the Yorkshire Post

Rio medal delight for Mensan Adele

The success of Britain’s swimmers and divers at the Olympic Games in Rio has left one high-flying Mensan “a little numb”. Adele Stach-Kevitz has been in Brazil as a board director of British Swimming, working with the performance director and athlete coaches for the diving squad. She said: “Our swimming total of one gold and five silver medals is the best Great Britain have achieved in the pool since 1908 and our diving tally of one gold, one silver and one bronze is the best result in the...

Step out in new Mensa hoodies and T-shirts!

A new range of Mensa hoodies and T-shirts will be hitting the streets very shortly. The three new designs are available as both hoodies or T-shirts in a wide array of colours - if you don't see the colour you want, just contact the Mensa office to check if it is available. The designs feature a jigsaw pattern, a wordsearch and a traditional Harvard-style collegiate emblem, with subtle Mensa branding and exclusive labelling. The wordsearch and jigsaw designs will be available to the public,...

A lot's happened #since1946

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. The Cannes Film...

Human rights talk proves a hit

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. Despite the best efforts of Storm Desmond and the distractions of the nearby German market, Mensans and guests from across the country travelled to the Priory Rooms in Birmingham to listen to international lawyer Hilary Stauffer, a visiting fellow at the London School of Economics, and Dr Kanstantsin Dzehtsiarou, a...

West End role is no tragedy for Dixie

Not many nine-year-olds have been “spotted” by Spielberg and played the pivotal role in a 2,000 year old Greek tragedy – but young Mensan Dixie Egerickx is taking it all in her stride. She is nearing the end of a run in one of the most unexpected theatrical hits of the year, the Almeida’s production of Aeschylus’ The Oresteia, which is now enjoying a triumphant West End transfer at the Trafalgar Studios. Dixie plays Iphigenia, the child slain by her father as an offering to the gods so that...

Tartan and gin to mark 70th year

To celebrate Mensa’s 70 th anniversary in 2016, the society has launched two new special commemorative products. The official Mensa tartan and a limited edition anniversary gin were both launched at the annual gathering in Glasgow. The Mensa tartan is the perfect way to show your affiliation to the Mensa “clan”. It is a unique design and has been registered with the Scottish Register of Tartans so its use is exclusive to Mensa. Woven in high quality fabric and featuring Mensa’s core colours of...

Are you bringing up a gifted child?

There are just a couple of places left for a special workshop for parents bringing up a gifted child. Mensa's gifted child consultant Lyn Kendall is holding a special day-long event for parents at the Westwood Academy in Coventry on October 2. Lyn - who has experienced gifted education from the perspective of child, parent and teacher - will talk about identifying gifted children, education and parental support, and some of the facts and fiction surrounding giftedness. There are just a few...

MENSA PEOPLE - Christa's rocking all over the Midlands!

Musical Mensan Christa Hugo spends her days in the serene world of classical music and ballet – but by night, she’s ready to rock! Christa is a part-time ballet pianist and keyboard teacher - but, four evenings a week, she lets her hair down to lead a group of enthusiastic amateur singers in Rock Choir, a nationwide movement which has seen fun, friendly choirs spring up in more than 300 towns and cities. Christa said: “Up until three years ago, as a music graduate and qualified music teacher, I...

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