East Midlands is a region of British Mensa comprising the counties of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, Lincolnshire, and parts of Herfordshire and Buckinghamshire. Due to its linear shape it claims to be the region made up from all the leftover bits no-one else wanted. Until recently it included areas within the M25 motorway in North London.
Former Regional Officers:
The regional newsletter takes its name from a contraction of "East Midlands press" and is edited in turn by Rosie Jefferson and Nick Stimpson. Empress traditionally employs a rota of three editors each doing a stint of a few months, in an attempt to keep the editors fresh, keep a fresh style to the newsletter, and provide backup in case a volunteer editor drops out.
In the 2007 British Mensa Awards, Empress was winner in two out of the three award categories for regional newsletters.
In February 2007 the region hosted the Mensa Winter Ball in Nottingham, in aid of Cancer Research UK.
In February 2008 a regional forum takes place in Leicester, combined with a day of events themed "A Taste of India".