City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

MENSA To Hold IQ Tests in Edinburgh

By Editor - Posted on 01 October 2012

Mensa are inviting the people of Edinburgh to discover their IQ score at a Mensa IQ test session. Everyone who achieves an IQ score within the top two per cent of the population will be invited to join Mensa. New members would join over 110,000 members of The High IQ Society based around the world; with 22,500 Mensans based in the British Isles.

Those interested in finding out their own IQ score can attend a Mensa supervised IQ test session on Saturday 6 October (11.00am) at the Edinburgh Central Library for just £17.50.

To reserve a place on the test you can book online by visiting the IQ Test section of the Mensa website at Alternatively you can contact Helen Oliver on 01902 772 771 (option 1) or email for more information

Chris Tyler, Chairman of British Mensa, says “many people obtain a higher IQ score than they expected which is a nice confident boost. Knowing your IQ score is also useful when applying for university or a job as it highlights a person’s potential. If you are curious about your IQ, why not have a go.”

Mensa currently has 1,400 members in Scotland and 313 members in Edinburgh. The society welcomes people from all walks of life, with the objective of enjoying each other’s company and participating in a range of social and cultural activities. There is an excellent events programme exclusively for Mensa members including intellectual talks, sports and themed days. Members of Mensa also receive a monthly magazine and newsletter.

The society’s aims are to provide a stimulating intellectual and social environment for its members; to identify and foster human intelligence for the benefit of humanity; and to encourage research into the nature, characteristics and uses of intelligence.