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Status: HiQ (2018 - September)

(Text as at 10/10/2018 16:43:41)

(For earlier versions of this Note, see the table at the end)


Rationale for this Project

  1. I was very active in Mensa and ISPE in the years prior to taking up formal study of philosophy at Birkbeck in 2000. Thereafter I was too busy, and no longer felt the need to contribute, so I let my memberships lapse.
  2. When I retired from HSBC at the end of 2010, and given that I was no longer involved in formal academic study, I re-joined both societies for a year to see how things were going, but then let my memberships lapse again.
  3. ISPE seemed no better than when I was involved last time. The Mensa SIGs seem active enough, but I didn’t have the time to contribute.
  4. I re-joined ISPE1 yet again for the calendar year 2017, to see what was going on, and renewed for 2018. Membership is cheaper now Telicom is electronic, so I intend to let my membership continue.
  5. Society Details:-
    • For Mensa – see Mensa. In 2010 I joined, or re-joined, a bundle of societies, but did nothing.
    • For ISPE – see ISPE. Since re-joining I have done nothing other than pay my dues and exchange friendly emails with a couple of old contacts.
    • For a site2 giving details of the various tests, and other Hi-Q information, see Uncommonly Difficult IQ Tests. The site doesn’t seem to have been updated since 2006.
    • See High-IQ Societies and their Tests for a site that gives the admission tests used for entry to ISPE and peer and “higher” societies (and which refers to the defunct site mentioned in the footnote above-mentioned).
  6. Between 1997 and 2001 I edited a newsletter (Commensal - Past Issues) in my capacity as secretary of the Philosophical Discussion Group of British Mensa.
  7. I also edited "ISPE, Todman (Theo) - Under the Sycamore Tree: Correspondence Folder for the UK Members and Associates of ISPE" for a year.
  8. My intention has been to participate in these societies just so far as doing so would support my other projects by way of stimulation and the opportunity for interaction. As such, most of the time recorded against this project could equally be recorded against others.

Summary of Progress during 17Q4 - 18Q3
  1. I have spent 7 hours YTD on this Project, or related work, where for "YTD" - Year to Date - I mean the (academic) year that commenced in October 2017). That's 54% of the planned effort. Overall, 0% of my Project effort YTD has been directed towards this project.
  2. YTD Activity3
    HiQ (Total Hours = 6.5)
    • 17Q3 Status Reports (1.75 hours)
    • 18Q2 Status Reports (0.5 hours)
    • Admin - HiQ Societies - ISPE - Contact Details (0.25 hours)
    • Admin - HiQ Societies - ISPE - Recent Emails (0.25 hours)
    • Admin - HiQ Societies - ISPE - Re-joining (0.25 hours)
    • Admin - HiQ Societies - ISPE - Test Queries (0.25 hours)
    • Admin - HiQ Societies - ISPE - TNS/ISPE Meet-up? (1 hour)
    • Discussion with Lise Lynge (1.25 hours)
    • Ning (1 hour)
      → See "Admin - HiQ Societies - ISPE"

  3. As can be seen from the list above, this project has been largely inactive over the last year. It will remain so for the foreseeable future. I did receive a communication from an ISPE member organising a meeting for London-based members of the 3-sigma societies (mostly ISPE and TNS4), but it clashed with a King’s reunion. But I may follow this up in due course.
  4. Progress (if any) in the last quarter can be obtained from the relevant section of my Summary Task List5, and YTD in future “automatic” editions of this report.

Plans for the Near Future:



In-Page Footnotes:

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Table of the Previous 9 Versions of this Note:

Date Length Title
09/10/2017 23:25:26 5232 Status: HiQ (2017 - September)
14/10/2016 22:14:53 3160 Status: HiQ (2016 - September)
07/10/2015 00:27:22 3329 Status: HiQ (2015 - September)
07/10/2014 17:39:50 3190 Status: HiQ (2014 - September)
16/10/2013 20:08:10 3042 Status: HiQ (2013 - September)
28/10/2012 10:24:58 2901 Status: HiQ (2012 - September)
18/10/2011 19:10:34 2017 Status: HiQ (2011 - September)
06/07/2011 23:13:55 2472 Status: HiQ (2011 - June)
04/04/2011 00:41:46 1193 Status: HiQ (2011 - March)



Note last updated Reference for this Topic Parent Topic
10/10/2018 16:43:41 974 (Status: HiQ (2018 - September)) Status: Summary (2018 - September)

Summary of Note Links from this Page

Status: Summary Task List (2018: October - December)        

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Status: Priority Task List (2018: October) Status: Summary (2018 - September), 2 Status: Summary Task List (2018: October - December) Status: Summary Task List (YTD: 18Q4 - 18Q4)  

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