Party SIG

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British Mensa required ten members to sign to say they want to form a SIG. A styrofoam plate was passed around a Mensan party and Party SIG was born.

Party SIG was one of British Mensa's largest Special Interest Groups, having around 400 members. It was created in 1995 by Andy Farrell and was aimed at the social core of members who regularly attend Mensa weekend gatherings, house parties, and other social events. For much of its history, Peter Baimbridge was SIG Secretary.

Party SIG newsletter

The SIG issued a monthly newsletter to inform members about forthcoming events, and including articles on past events and on SIG members. For most of its life the newsletter was A5 format and contained around 40 pages with a distinctive orange cover or masthead, and included features include Centrefold (which spotlighted a member each month) and On The Spot (in which a member was nominated to write a column on something (anything), and got to nominate the victim for next month).

In early 2007 the newsletter was shifted to an A4 format in full colour, with 4 pages. This was done partly to reduce the workload on the volunteer editors, partly in recognition that we had less material to feature, and also with thought for the environmental impact and cost of sending out so many paper newsletters.

Past editors

Regular events

For a decade the SIG has been associated with the Mensa at Oasis weekends. The SIG has also promoted Midsummer Madness events on various occasions.

Party SIG people

External Links

Party SIG website