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Fun days for bright sparks and training days for teachers!

Activity workshops for children and training seminars for teachers are again on offer as part of British Mensa's innovative partnership with the Westwood Academy. The sessions will all be held at the academy in Coventry. Activity days are separated by age, and the first three - one each for four to six-year-olds, seven to nine-year olds and 10 to 12-year-olds - are available to book now. Parents of children booked on the activity workshops are also invited to a free seminar run by Mensa's...

Is your family Britain's brightest?

The search is on for super-smart families for the second series of ITV's Britain’s Brightest Family. Each team must include a child aged 11 to 16 and two adults - parents, grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles can all get involved. A cash prize of £25,000 is waiting for the series winners, but the winners of each round will also win cash. To put your family forward email casting@gamefacetv.co.uk to register BY MONDAY JULY 2 .

Talented youngsters sought for TV spotlight

Could you follow in the footsteps of young Mensan Sebastian Carrington on ITV's hit singing show The Voice Kids? The Voice Kids will be return to our screens on ITV in 2019 and the producers are looking for super talented singers and duos aged 7-14 who have what it takes to take over The Voice Kids stage. Last year, 11-year-old classical musician Sebastian made it all the way through to the televised stages of the competition. Parents can send videos of their children performing directly to...

Board election 2018 - Bob Crocker

Name: Bob Crocker Region: South West Thank you to everyone around the country who sent their support, I am sorry there is a limit to how many I can use. I have been organising big events for Mensa for over 20 years including well attended, multi-stranded 4 day weekend in London, family friendly all day Regional Summer Parties attracting 50 to 80+ members for many years whilst I was Regional Officer, Talks, Boat trips, Karting, Horse Riding, Sailing catamaran off Turkey, French chateau in...

Board election 2018 - Ann Rootkin

Name: Ann Rootkin Region: West Midlands I joined Mensa in the mid 80’s and in 1999 I joined the West Midlands committee as Regional Treasurer, becoming the Regional Officer in 2001. I stepped down when I joined the Board in 2007, but still continue my involvement regionally as Deputy RO, Local Secretary, Treasurer and Web Officer. Over the years I have organised numerous regional weekends including two Annual Gatherings (Birmingham in 2003 and Coventry in 2011) and many full day events...

What type are you?

Who joins Mensa, the high IQ society? What makes them do it? And are you the kind of person who is more likely to apply? Lots of people think they “know” what very clever people are like. Some say they are clever introverts seeking conversation or social misfits seeking justification for their 'oddness'? Others will claim that Mensa members are elitists who just want to wave their IQ certificates around in a show of superiority – while having absolutely no common sense, of course. In truth,...

The Mastermind chair beckons . . .

The most famous quiz on television is looking for new contestants - are you brave enough to sit in the big black chair? The BBC is seeking new contestants for Mastermind, the long-running quiz which tests contestants on their own specialist subject as well as general knowledge. Auditions will start later this month - to apply, click here

Little ones sought for Secret Life show

The award-winning Channel 4 series The Secret Life of 4 & 5 Year Olds is returning to follow a new group of children as they play, learn and interact with other children in a nursery – and the producers are now looking for little stars to take part. Children in the programme will be observed throughout by leading scientists and psychologists, who will give insights into child development. Producers at RDF Television are looking for four and five year old children and their parents to take...

Sebastian shows star quality with musical world first

A talented young Mensan has become the youngest singer in the world to achieve a top qualification. Sebastian Carrington, 11, from Hinckley in Leicestershire, is the youngest boy treble to pass the DipABRSM (Associate of the Royal Schools of Music). Not content with passing the gruelling exam though, Sebastian also achieved an impressive distinction grade after wowing the two examiners. The diploma is the equivalent of a first year degree and involved Sebastian learning 12 pieces and performing...

Do you work for the UK's most intelligent company?

Do you work with super-bright colleagues, in a company brimming with smart talent and intelligent creativity? British Mensa has agreed to work in association with the Intelligent Company, founded by Hungarian Mensa member Gábor Rutai, on a new initiative in the UK called the Intelligent Company of the Year Award. Any business or organisation based in the UK and with five or more employees is eligible to compete for the title Intelligent Company of the Year 2018. The company running this...

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