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Mensa International

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Mensa is the largest and oldest high-IQ society in the world.[3][4][5] It is a non-profit organisation open to people who score at the 98th percentile or higher on a standardised, supervised IQ or other approved intelligence test.[6] Mensa formally comprises national groups and the umbrella organisation Mensa International, with a registered office in Caythorpe, Lincolnshire, England,[7] which is separate from the British Mensa office in Wolverhampton.[8] The word mensa (/ˈmɛnsə/, Latin: [ˈmẽːs̠ä]) is Latin for 'table', as is symbolised in the organisation's logo, and was chosen to demonstrate the round-table nature of the organisation; the coming together of equals.[2]

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Mensa International
Formation1 October 1946; 76 years ago (1946-10-01) [1]
Legal statusLimited non-profit organisation
PurposeHigh-IQ society
HeadquartersSlate Barn, Church Lane, Caythorpe, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Worldwide
145,000 [2]
International Chairperson
Björn Liljeqvist