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Wellesbourne Airfield “So good they did it twice”

Ron Parker (pictured second in from left) reports from the recent Mensa at Wellesbourne day out... The Mensa@Wellesbourne event was truly amazing, not only did we have to hold it over 2 consecutive weekends but those weekends were both glorious weather, although Mensa cannot claim accolade for that. On May 19th and May 26th 2013 two groups of Mensans congregated at the little airfield at Wellesbourne Mountford near Stratford upon Avon. The Airfield was home to a Wellington Bomber Training unit...

Deep thinking in Oxford

The 1940s was the centre of debate at the recent Think at Oxford weekend. This annual event took place at Balliol College on the 6th & 7th April with over 70 delegates attending during the weekend. In depth discussion on the atom bomb, the United Nations and reforms of the time developed during the sessions with time also allocated to socialising with other guests

Surf’s Up at IMAG

Cindy Friers reports from the Irish Mensa Annual Gathering 2013… At 9.30am on Saturday morning in Portrush several hardy souls were up and out for the beginners surf lesson. The trainee surfers began with some instruction on the beach then it was out to the sea to put into practise what they had learned on shore. On Sunday there was a coach trip to local attractions and a boat trip which gave the opportunity to view the Giant’s Causeway from the sea. The return trip included the Carrick-a-rede...

Fishing for knowledge in Cambridge

We can’t believe it is our 33 rd year but today (26 July) we kicked off our annual Mensa at Cambridge weekend. This year we’re at the historic Trinity College, which was founded by Henry VIII in 1546. For over 400 years Trinity College has been a place for those seeking knowledge to flourish and we’ve done our upmost to provide a programme to suit the setting. With 9 top speakers taking on the topic of The Sea it is sure to be an informative and entertaining weekend. Speakers include marine...

Fishing for knowledge in Cambridge

We can’t believe it is our 33 rd year but today (26 July) we kicked off our annual Mensa at Cambridge weekend. This year we’re at the historic Trinity College, which was founded by Henry VIII in 1546. For over 400 years Trinity College has been a place for those seeking knowledge to flourish and we’ve done our upmost to provide a programme to suit the setting. With 9 top speakers taking on the topic of The Sea it is sure to be an informative and entertaining weekend. Speakers include marine...

Crownhill Fort Plymouth

Ian Chantrell tells us about his recent visit to the Fort... Though surprisingly inconspicuous, Crownhill Fort is one of the largest and best preserved of the “Ring of Fire” forts constructed during the 1860s. Covering 16 acres and surrounded by a broad, deep ditch hewn from bedrock, the fort appears from only a short distance to be nothing but a forested hilltop. There are, however, four fighting levels with placements for 32 cannons and six mortars, nearly a half mile of tunnels, and...

Geoff Holt MBE inspires group of Mensans in Brighton

At the weekend (7 April) over 40 members gathered in Brighton for an event organised by the South East region. Held at The Seattle Hotel overlooking Brighton Marina speaker Geoff Holt MBE inspired the audience with tales from the sea. Geoff is the famous quadriplegic yachtsman who in 2007 sailed solo around Britain in a 15’ dinghy and later across The Atlantic in a catamaran. The talk was followed by a Cream Tea and a chance for Mensans to socialise and chat with Geoff. Image supplied by Anne...

Deep thinking in Oxford

The 1940s was the centre of debate at the recent Think at Oxford weekend. This annual event took place at Balliol College on the 6th & 7th April with over 70 delegates attending during the weekend. In depth discussion on the atom bomb, the United Nations and reforms of the time developed during the sessions with time also allocated to socialising with other guests.

Mensans welcomed at Biomedical Research Day

As part of our popular Science & Arts Days we held a Biomedical Research Day at the Wellcome Collection in London on 27 April. It was a sell out with over 80 members entertained by speakers Mark Henderson and Susanna Bidgood. Mark, a leading science journalist who is Head of Communications at the Wellcome Trust, spoke on some of the recent advances in Biomedical Research. Susanna, a researcher for the Medical Research Council, led on her specialism intercellular immunity or why we still...

Meet 3 year old Mensan Alice...

Alice Amos joined Mensa at the age of three in January. She was offered membership after her parents submitted copy of a report from Professor Joan Freeman demonstrating that Alice had an IQ in the top two percent of the population; scoring 162 on the Stanford Binet test. Alice is currently studying at Rydeshill Preparatory School in Guildford, Surrey where she has works to an advance level in literacy and numeracy. When not learning she enjoys singing, dancing, painting, crafts and reading;...

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