Mensa Australia

Australian Mensa’s 50th Anniversary Conference

In 1964, the world was a very different place. The Cold War dominated international relations. Australia was becoming more involved in the Vietnam war and Robert Menzies introduced conscription. Girls the world over went mad as the Beatles toured. Meanwhile, Marjorie Meakins arrived in Melbourne from London with 25 pounds and instructions to create an […]

Research Grant Applications closing soon.

The Richard Johns Research Grant will again be awarded in 2014. This year the research area will be focussed on Psychology. The application forms are now available and must be submitted by 28th Feb 2014. For further information see the Research grant page

Life member honoured by Mining Industry

Mensa life member, Jeff Whittle has been honoured for his work in mining software by being inducted in to the International Mining Technology Hall of Fame. http://www.im-halloffame.com/inductees/mining-software-2013-jeff-whittle/

2014 Research Grant Application now available

The Richard Johns Research Grant will again be awarded in 2014. This year the research area will be focussed on Psychology. The application forms are now available and must be submitted by 28th Feb 2014. For further information see the Research grant page

More media exposure

With our annual conference this coming weekend, the timing of a newspaper article in the Sunday papers nationally was ideal. The on line version is at http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/mensa-australia-the-genius-lives-in-low-and-middle-income-suburbs/story-fniym874-1226761753852 Local papers had variations on this theme with WA’s Sunday Times focus on local Member Gavan Cushnahan and Tasmanian State Secretary Chris Langan-Fox featuring in his local paper. […]

U on Sunday Article

The Brisbane Sunday Mail featured an article on 4 of our Mensa members in their “U on Sunday” magazine on 29th September 2013. As well as interviews with these young members, the article gave general information about the organisation and information on Australia in particular. It also featured a quiz we supplied. It can be […]

Sunshine Coast Daily stories on Mensa

The Queensland newspaper has had 2 stories on Mensa recently, which can be read on line by clicking on the links below. A story about one of our members. A general article about Mensa and with some info specific to Queensland. Please note there is an inaccuracy in the second article about joining Mensa. Applicants, […]

Passing Of Bull Bequest Coordinator

We are saddened to hear of that member Cliff Schwarz passed away recently. Cliff has for many years been the Bull Bequest and Gifted Student’s grants coordinator and will be missed. Any recent applications for these grants sent to Cliff, at the Byron Bay address may not be received. You are urged to resubmit your […]

Young member in Sunday Times

The Sunday Time in Perth ran an article on 14th July about a new child member Isaac Bhalsod.

“What is Mensa” video

A new 3 1/2 minute video from Mensa US answers the question that we are often asked. This features actor Leif Gantvoort, a Mensa member. Watch on You tube

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