Join us at our popular Speakers Forum! Our Speakers Forum is open to all Mensans and guests. No Charge. To serve the interests of all our members, OC Mensa's Speakers Forum will sometimes be held as a virtual event and sometimes … [Read more...]


If you want an immersion in all things Mensan, then these gatherings are where you’ll want to be during the coming months and in 2022. Note that many gatherings offer a discount if you register early. Mensa Annual Gathering (AG) Sparks of … [Read more...]

Resources: December Speakers Forum: A Treasury of Christmas Humor

How do cats greet each other on Christmas? A furry meowy Christmas and a happy Mew Year. Mensa Bulletin language columnist Richard Lederer will offer a treasury of Christmas humor, lore, and information about the holiday. He'll be delighted to take … [Read more...]

Resources: May Speakers Forum – Ask a Geologist: The What, Where, and Why of Landslides

Each year in the U.S., landslides kill an average of 25 to 50 people. Globally, the death count is in the thousands. Landslides also destroy property and portions of highways at huge economic cost. What are the different types of landslides and their … [Read more...]

Resources: April Speakers Forum – Othello: The Ballet

Julia Reinhard Lupton, PhD, shared scenes from a full-length story ballet based on Shakespeare’s Othello, choreographed by Lar Lubovitch. Can Shakespeare survive without language? How do you tell a story in movement alone? Dr Lupton is a professor … [Read more...]

Resources: March Speakers Forum – Solving Cold Cases using Forensic Genetic Genealogy

Colleen Fitzpatrick, PhD, is a leader in the exciting field of forensic genetic genealogy. She has worked dozens of cold case homicides as a consultant to law enforcement using DNA and the genealogy databases to identify murder suspects as well as … [Read more...]

Resources: January Speakers Forum – How Judges Make Really Make Decisions

Judges decide based on the law and proven facts. Or do they? This session gave us an inside look at the judicial decision-making process. Our speaker was Judge Charles B. Schudson, author of Independence Corrupted / How America’s Judges Make Their … [Read more...]

Resources – October Speakers Forum: Fascinating Facts About our Presidents

Fellow Mensa Member Richard Lederer, author of more than 50 books on language, humor, and history, offered insights into the feats, fates, families, foibles, and first of our American presidents. Click here to learn more about Richard Lederer and … [Read more...]

Resources – August Speakers Forum: Violence and Society

At our August Speakers Forum, Jacqui Lewis, PHD, a clinical psychologist and instructor at UC Irvine's Cognitive Sciences Dept., discussed some of the psychological and environmental/societal factors that can lead to violent behavior in both ordinary … [Read more...]

Resources: July Speakers Forum: Planning a Road Trip – Orange County to Houston

Are you considering a scenic driving trip for your next vacation? The American Southwest offers lots of spectacular sightseeing for an awesome road trip. We picked the route from OC to Houston because the Mensa World Gathering will be in Houston in … [Read more...]