Second city resident becomes member of Mensa Board

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Milton Keynes is now home to two people on Mensa’ Board of Directors

Jo Sidebottom recently joined British Mensa’s Board of Directors following the society’s AGM last Saturday, and is now the second member of the board to hail from Milton Keynes.

Current Chairman Chris Tyler is based in Deanshanger and has been a Director since 2008.

Jo grew up in Bedford before moving to Milton Keynes nine years ago. She has achieved a BA in French and went on to gain an MSc in Management Development and Organisational Change. She is now working for the NHS on IT systems for staff payroll and Human Resources. In addition to attending and organising Mensa events, Jo enjoys opera, theatre, reading, travelling and is currently researching her family history.

Jo is looking forward to make her mark on Mensa and working with the members to take the society forward, ‘I enjoy my membership of Mensa and having gained a lot from the society and I wanted to contribute my experience to the Board. I am looking forward to working with other Board members, helping Mensa continue to grow and develop.’

Mensa welcomes anyone with an IQ in the top two percent of the population; if you think you might be eligible to join, why not take the Mensa IQ test? The next test session in Milton Keynes is on Saturday 22 October at Milton Keynes Central Library. To find out more please email or call 01902 772 771 (option 1); you can also book online by visiting the IQ Test section of the Mensa website at

British Mensa currently has approximately 22,500 members and there are over 110,000 members worldwide. 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. You can find out more about Mensa at

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