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Status: HiQ (2015 - September)

(Text as at 07/10/2015 00:27:22)

(For other versions of this Note, see the tables 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 to see how things were going.
  3. Society Details:-
    • For Mensa – see Mensa: About – I joined, or re-joined, a bundle of societies, but did nothing.
    • For ISPE – see ISPE – 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” (Uncommonly Difficult IQ Tests).
    • See High-IQ Societies and their Tests for a site that gives the admission tests for the various societies (and refers to the defunct site above-mentioned).
  4. Between 1997 and 2001 I edited a newsletter (Commensal - Past Issues) in my capacity as secretary of the Philosophical Discussion Group of British Mensa.
  5. I also edited "ISPE, Todman (Theo) - Under the Sycamore Tree: Correspondence Folder for the UK Members and Associates of ISPE" for a year.
  6. 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. However, I have now let my subscription to both societies lapse again. ISPE seemed no better than when I was involved last time. The Mensa SIGs seem active enough, but I don’t have the time to contribute.

Status as at end-September 2015
Plans for the 2015/16 Academic Year



In-Page Footnotes

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

Footnote 4: I told the editor of Telicom that I’d seek to contribute an article, though this doesn’t look very likely.


Live Version of this Archived Note

Date Length Title
10/10/2018 16:43:41 5856 Status: HiQ (2018 - September)


Table of the 6 Earlier Versions of this Note

Date Length Title
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)


Table of the 2 Later 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)



This version updated Reference for this Topic Parent Topic
07/10/2015 00:27:22 974 (Status: HiQ (2015 - September)) Status: Summary (2018 - September)



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Status: Summary Task List (2015: July - September) Thesis - Outline      

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Status: Summary (2015 - December), 2 Status: Summary (2015 - September), 2 Status: Summary (2016 - June), 2 Status: Summary (2016 - March), 2 Status: Summary Task List (2015: July - September)
Status: Summary Task List (2015: October - December) Status: Summary Task List (2016: April - June) Status: Summary Task List (2016: January - March)    

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