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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...

Irish Mensa in Vogue for celebrity presenter

Pictured: Back: Ben Kleppmann, David Power, Rupesh Mahandru; front: Mabel Gargan, Kirsten Dottermusch, Vogue Williams, Paul McKinley Irish Mensa members have been rubbing shoulders with celebrities while helping out with a new television documentary. When RTE, Ireland's national broadcaster, decided to commission a programme about high IQ, schools and education, the producers turned to Mensa for help. As well as dropping in on a Mensa event in Dublin, presenter Vogue Williams and producer...

MENSA PEOPLE - Swimmer Scarlett makes a splash

Rising swimming star Scarlett Morine is starting to make a splash in the pool, but she has no intention of becoming the next Fran Halsall or Rebecca Adlington. Instead, the 12-year-old Mensa member from Essex intends to combine her love of water with her passion for animals - and become a marine biologist. “I hope to carry on swimming all through A Levels and through university but I have never wanted to be “a swimmer”,” she said. “I’ve always loved swimming and I know I am going to still do it...

An unexpected benefit of being a Mensan . . .

. . .is that you might come across someone who can teach you how to throw your boomerang so that it just might come back. One of the best meetings in this part of Lincolnshire is Helen and Paul's superb annual garden tea at their home near Spilsby. Somehow, the weather is always good for sitting in their lovely garden for hours, chatting away, drinking gallons of tea and enjoying many an edible treat. This year they even followed on from a previous discussion meeting about the Baltic states by...

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