IPH and Mensa

I have been a member of Mensa since 1976. This page and linked pages are not about Mensa; they are just about my being a member of it, and my contributions to its South East England regional newsletter SEMantics.

Mensa is a society for bright people, the only qualification for membership of which is a high IQ. To join, a person must achieve, in the IQ test conducted by Mensa (see the Mensa website), a score that is above the 98th percentile, meaning that those who pass the test have an IQ in the top 2% in the population.

Mensa was was founded in England in 1946 by two men of whom one was Dr Lancelot Ware (whom I knew slightly in the years before his death in 2000), and in October 2016 Mensa celebrated its 70th anniversary as the world’s oldest high IQ society.

For information about Mensa, see