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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.

14 Nov 2016

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Mensa archivist Ian Fergus was on the BBC WOrld Service's Witness programme this morning, talking about how Mensa was formed 46 years ago.

The programme also includes some fascinating archive recordings of former president Victor Serebriakoff talking about the early days of the society and how it developed into the international organisation of today.

A link to the programme is available here

 

 

03 Oct 2016

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Marji and Derek Sellar

Derek and Marjie Sellar at the Glasgow AG in 2014

He won’t exactly be walking 500 miles, but Mensa’s Scottish officer Derek Sellar is planning an epic journey to celebrate the society’s 70th anniversary.

30 Sep 2016

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Anniversary celebrations for the world’s oldest high IQ society have been given an official “stamp” of approval.

Mensa, which was formed in England on October 1, 1946, celebrates its 70th anniversary on Saturday.

Royal Mail will be joining in the celebrations by franking all mail on Saturday with a special anniversary postmark.

To get the special mark, items need to be posted on Friday so that they are sorted and franked for delivery on Saturday.

28 Sep 2016

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Carolyn Dean

It's a far cry from Hollywood, but stuntwoman Carolyn Dean will be returning to her roots to help the North East region celebrate Mensa's 70th anniversary.

Mensan Carolyn will be the guest speaker at the North East Wayzgoose on October 1 - Mensa's 70th anniversary.

24 Aug 2016

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The success of Britain’s swimmers and divers at the Olympic Games in Rio has left one high-flying Mensan “a little numb”.

Adele Stach-Kevitz has been in Brazil as a board director of British Swimming, working with the performance director and athlete coaches for the diving squad.

She said: “Our swimming total of one gold and five silver medals is the best Great Britain have achieved in the pool since 1908 and our diving tally of one gold, one silver and one bronze is the best result in the history of British diving!

22 Aug 2016

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