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Status: HiQ (2017 - September)

(Text as at 09/10/2017 23:25:26)

(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, 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. 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.
  3. I re-joined ISPE yet again for the calendar year 2017, to see what was going on.
  4. Society Details:-
    • For Mensa – see Web Link – I joined, or re-joined, a bundle of societies, but did nothing.
    • For ISPE – see Web Link – I did nothing other than pay my dues and exchange friendly emails with a couple of old contacts.
    • For a site1 giving details of the tests used for entry to ISPE and “higher” societies, see “uncommonly Difficult IQ Tests” (Web Link).
    • See Web Link for a site that gives the admission tests for the various societies (and refers to the defunct site above-mentioned).
  5. Between 1997 and 2001 I edited a newsletter (Commensal - Past Issues) in my capacity as secretary of the Philosophical Discussion Group of British Mensa.
  6. I also edited "ISPE, Todman (Theo) - Under the Sycamore Tree: Correspondence Folder for the UK Members and Associates of ISPE" for a year.
  7. 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.

Status as at end-September 2017
HiQ (Total Hours = 5)
Plans for the 2017/18 Academic Year



In-Page Footnotes:

Footnote 1: The reference given in previous reports is defunct. I think this is the same basic site.

Footnote 2: My rationale being set out in an email: Footnote 3: Footnote 4:


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Table of the Previous 8 Versions of this Note:

Date Length Title
14/10/2016 22:14:53 3329 Status: HiQ (2016 - September)
07/10/2015 00:27:22 3498 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)



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09/10/2017 23:25:26 974 (Status: HiQ (2017 - September)) Status: Summary (2017 - September)

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