What the pyramids were to the ancient Egyptians the Oxford English Dictionary is to English language scholarship — the most impressive collective achievement of our civilization. The difference is that inside the OED pulses something alive, growing, and evolving.
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Published anonymously in 1818, this year marks the bicentennial of Frankenstein, one of the most famous works of English Romanticism. Two hundred years later, a question lingers: Did we misread who the true monster author was?
Mensan artist David Ilan is trying to make a point — several points, actually. In some ways, Ilan is no different from other artists whose works distill larger themes into discrete subjects; their creations are microcosms for meaningful messages. What sets apart Ilan’s work is his embrace of the macro and micro.
Norwegian neurologist and Mensan Dr. Kaja Nordengen, author of the bestselling scientific divulgation Your Superstar Brain: Unlocking the Secrets of the Human Mind, became in 2014, at 26, the youngest female medical doctor in Norway.
Every year, an army of Mensans, their families, and friends roll D12s, build decks, and move their meeples during Mind Games®, our annual tabletop judging juggernaut, to determine the year's best board games.
Congratulations to Troy K. from Massachusetts. He won a Life Membership courtesy of our friends at GEICO. Don’t forget Mensa members could get a special discount on auto insurance.
With pride, we celebrate those Local Groups and individuals within our ranks that continue to go above and beyond to make American Mensa the great organization that it is. Inside, you'll find a complete list of the 2018 American Mensa national and group award winners.
At the Crossroads of America, more than 1,700 Mensans from around the country and, indeed, the globe converged for five days of #nerdcamp. Relive the memories or see what you missed in this perspicacious photo gallery.
If your impression of Indianapolis is racetracks and cornfields, get ready to be amazed. Downtown Indy has been lauded by USA Today, Condé Nast Traveler, Zagat, and The New York Times (among others) for its cultural attractions, walkability, great food and nightlife, museums, and so much more.
Join a few hundred new and longtime board-game friends at Mind Games at the Galaxy Banquet Center for a weekend of playing new-to-the-market games. After a weekend of nonstop game play, you decide which games earn the coveted Mensa Select® seal.
For decades now, manufacturing has been evolving, driven by macro- and micro-economic forces as well as advances in technology. We'll examine the economic, technological, educational, and geopolitical ramifications of how things are made and distributed.
Regional & Local
European Mensa Annual Gathering
Introduced in 2008, the EMAG is the largest Mensa event in Europe. It has taken place each year since then in August, and usually spans five days from Wednesday to Sunday.
Mensa Calgary will be proudly hosting Mensa Canada's 2018 Annual Gathering Aug. 3-6, 2018. Mensans, from near and far, are cordially invited to join our AG festivities in downtown Calgary.
PANDEMIC! Angry Planet
Metropolitan Washington Mensa is proud to present our 2018 Regional Gathering: PANDEMIC: Angry Planet! Presentations will focus on all things Earth (and all manners of potential destruction or redemption). That includes weather, water, and wine (it's made of grapes, you know!).