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Tony Buzan

Everyone at British Mensa is saddened to hear of the passing of Tony Buzan, who has been a great friend to the society over many years. Tony used his tremendous energy to inspire countless people to use their brains to the best of their ability. A Mensan for many years, he was a regular speaker at events including the Young Mensans Future Paths conference. Tony's mind mapping techniques are used by people around the world, in education and business, He will be missed.

International election candidates revealed

Information about voting for officers of Mensa International and for proposed changes to the Mensa International constitution have now been published. The full document, which includes details of how to cast your vote and the preferential voting system that will be used, is available to download here . If you have an email address registered with the Mensa office, you will have received your election material and electronic voting codes by email. If the office does not have a current email...

Chance to star in new film

The producers behind films like This is England and Four Lions are searching for a new undiscovered young star. Des Hamilton Casting is looking for a caucasian girl aged between four and seven for a new feature film project with a renowned director (the ethnicity is important as the parents have already been cast). Musical or singing ability would be a bonus, but the producers stress that no previous professional acting experience is required. Anyone interested in applying should email office@...

Celebrating those who go Above and Beyond for children with potential

Adam Rafael Holmes celebrates his Above and Beyond award Amazing children and the people who help them achieve their potential were celebrated at the inaugural Above and Beyond Awards presentation at the ICC in Birmingham. The awards, backed by many organisations including British Mensa, acknowledge the teachers, parents, support staff, education settings and businesses who go the extra mile to help exceptional children and young people to fulfil their high learning potential. They also...

Season's greetings!

A Merrry Christmas and a happy New Year from everyone at British Mensa. The Mensa office will be closed from December 24 to January 1 inclusive. All correspondence, test bookings and shop orders will be processed when the office re-opens at 9am on Wednesday, January 2.

Smart families sought for new quiz show

The makers of a new BBC family quiz show are seeking bright contestants to take part. Production company Label 1 has created a new show which will test all aspects of intelligence - logic, reasoning, communication, memory, strategy and more. Family teams of two adults and two children aged nine to 17 are now being sought to take part. If you think your family is quick-witted, inventive, inquisitive and creative enough to take the prize, visit to apply. For more...

Awards for those who go Above and Beyond for bright sparks

Children and young people who are bright beyond their years do not always receive the support they need or appropriate recognition for their achievements in the face of barriers. British Mensa is delighted to be supporting the inaugural Above and Beyond Awards to celebrate the parents, teachers, support staff and other professionals in the UK who go ‘above and beyond’ to help exceptional young people achieve their high learning potential, regardless of age or background. They also celebrate the...

Did you get the answers right?

Many thanks to everyone who took part in our World Intelligence Day competition. The winner of the Carlton Books bundle will be announced in due course, but here are the answers to the puzzles: GIBE is to TAUNT as BADINAGE is to: A. Prank, B. Repartee, C. Pleasantry D.Witticism, E. Joke Answer: B Mr Smith went on vacation to America. He liked New York, but not Maine. He liked Colorado, but not Wisconsin. He liked Nevada, but not Chicago. He liked Dallas, but not Michigan. Did he like Idaho?...

Win a bundle of Mensa books!

Today is World Intelligence Day - and it's Mensa's 72nd birthday! To celebrate, we have joined our friends at Carlton Books to offer a bundle of Mensa puzzle books in a birthday competition. All you have to do is answer three puzzle questions, which will be revealed throughout the day, and email your answers to before midnight tonight (October 1). You can also enter through our Facebook and Twitter feeds - just search for @BritishMensa The first question is: GIBE is to TAUNT...

So, who does want to be a millionaire?

Could you be a big winner on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? The latest series, hosted by Jeremy Clarkson, saw some big winners but no-one walked away with the top £1 million prize. The producers are looking for contestants for the new series - could one of them be you? Filming is due to take place between November and January. For more details and to apply, click here or visit


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