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Having a high IQ can bring many positive benefits – it is the strongest indicator of academic performance and repeated studies have shown a link between high IQ and job performance and health.

But there can be downsides to being “different”, including isolation, bullying and under-achievement as a result of trying to fit in with peers.

13 Feb 2018

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A national casting company is looking for a very bright young boy for the lead role in a new film.

No acting experience is required for the the part, which is for a boy aged 11-13. The film is a comedy drama about a young child during the Second World War.

Des Hamilton Casting, which is leading the search, specialises in discovering new talent and has found stars for productions such as the BBC series Gunpowder the Netflix original film War Machine, starring Brad Pitt.

11 Jan 2018

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Do you know a child who is fascinated by fossils, besotted by barometers or curious about calligraphy?

The search is on for remarkable youngsters to take part in the next series of Channel 4's hit series Child Genius. Some of the country's smartest eight to 12-year-olds will battle it out through tough rounds of spelling, mental arithmetic, memory and verbal reasoning in a bid to claim the title.

07 Dec 2017

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  Irish Mensa continues to be in the news. Chairman Niall MacCaughey on national radio earlier this week; http://www.newstalk.com/listen_back/8/38435/22nd_August_2017_-_Moncrieff_Part_2/

22 Aug 2017

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