In the current circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 coronavirus, the expectation is that all events listed here are likely to be cancelled, if not already marked as such. If you intend participating in any event listed here, please contact the event organiser beforehand to confirm that the event is still on.
 High Wycombe
Wed 1st Jan - 2:00pm
Val Hinkins
Games Afternoon 

Join me at home for a relaxed and informal start to the year with an afternoon of indoor board games, chat and Christmas treats. Tea, coffee, etc. provided. All members and friends welcome, but please contact me a few days before to book a space and get directions. Either telephone me on [Phone Number] or e-mail to [Email]

Thu 2nd Jan - 8:00pm
Steve Thomas

Once again, we are at the Three Magnets, Leys Avenue, Letchworth. Thursday is traditionally curry night, but other food is also available (standard Wetherspoons fare). Leys Avenue is the main shopping street in Letchworth and is just a few minutes' walk from the rail station (Kings Cross to Cambridge line). Call me on [Phone Number], or email [Email] for further details and encouragement.

Sat 4th Jan - 10:30am
Jacquie Harrison
Morning coffee 

Starting the year with a return visit to Doddington Hall Cycle Coffee shop, LN6 4RU - requested by several people who enjoyed the meeting there in October. Please let me know if you hope to attend, so I can try to keep enough seats in this popular spot! Please note it is in a different building from the main restaurant and shop. Contact Jacquie on [Phone Number] or [Email].

Sun 5th Jan - 8:00pm
Maxine Bates

Our first get together of the year at the Vat & Fiddle pub on Queensbridge Road, NG2 1NB. Look for yellow Mblem on table likely in Goldings Room to left of bar. New faces most welcome as are suggestions for future activities. Pop in for a quick drink or stay all evening. Directions/encouragement from Maxine on [Phone Number] or [Email] if required or just turn up on the night.

Thu 9th Jan - 7:30pm
Maxine Bates
Natter & Nosh 

Join us at The Cadland pub/restaurant on High Road, Chilwell, NG9 5EG, for a meal or later for just a drink. Extensive and reasonably priced menu at plus offers usually available too. We have a large table reserved at the far side of the bar. Ample free car parking. Yellow Mblem will be on display. Questions? Contact Maxine on [Phone Number] or [Email]

Fri 10th Jan - 7:30pm
Maxine Bates

An evening of boardgames at my home in Langley Mill. I have retro/classic games plus Mensa Connections but feel free to bring your own. Hot/soft drinks and nibbles provided. To confirm attendance and for directions please contact Maxine on [Phone Number] or [Email]

Sat 11st Jan - 12:00pm
Jacquie Harrison
Pub discussion 

Our regular Second Saturday meeting at the Adam & Eve Tavern, 25 Lindum Road, LN2 1NT (opposite Pottergate arch). This month we'll discuss “The psychology of Art Appreciation” - scope for discussion there! Traditional pub food, decent ales, hot drinks, car park. All very welcome. Find us in one of the side areas, Magazine on the table, or contact Jacquie for some encouragement on [Phone Number] or [Email].

Sun 12th Jan - 10:30am
Marianne Kendall

Our first breakfast/brunch for the new year will be in the Zapato Lounge, 2 Newland Walk NN1 2EB off Market Square in the town centre. Look for the Mensa emblem. After an exhilarating quiz we'll consider which of the seven sins is the best - and worst - and which of them we are most guilty of. Contact Marianne on [Phone Number] or email: [Email] for inspiration or encouragement.

Sun 12th Jan - 11:00am
Christina Andersen-Bacon
Sherwood Forest Trail 

An event specially for Mensans with children and Junior Mensans, though everyone is welcome. We will be doing one of the trails around the lovely Sherwood Forest. Free entry, but there is a cost for parking. Please let me know if you are coming, so I can select the right level of trail. Christina [Phone Number], [Email]

Mon 13th Jan - 8:00pm
Dave Denholm
Indoor Games 

Join Dave and Alison at their home in Flackwell Heath, near High Wycombe, for our regular monthly evening of indoor board games. All members and friends welcome. Space is limited, so please contact Dave for directions and to discuss what games you would like to play on [Phone Number] or by e-mail at [Email]

Wed 15th Jan - 7:30pm
Susan Graves

It’s time for our first monthly get-together of 2020 in the centre of Derby. We will be at the Standing Order pub on Iron Gate (Wetherspoons) to eat or just for a drink and a chat from 7.30pm. Reasonable prices. Look for the yellow Mblem on a long table in the rear section. Contact Susan on [Phone Number] or [Email] for directions and/or encouragement. New faces especially welcome.

Fri 17th Jan - 10:30am
Val Hinkins
Toys, Coffee & Chat 

We return to Bucks County Museum in Aylesbury to see their Toy Box exhibition of toys we might remember from childhood. We’ll also enjoy relaxed conversation, cake and coffee. See for further details. No need to book, but if you want me to look out for you, let me know you are coming on [Phone Number] or e-mail me at [Email]

 Welwyn Garden City
Sat 18th Jan - 8:00pm
Lyn Packman
Theatre Group 

Whipping It Up at the Barn Theatre. A satirical farce set in the Whips' office at Westminster. £13. If interested, please contact me on [Phone Number], [Phone Number] or email [Email].

 Milton Keynes
Sat 18th Jan - 3:00pm
Jo Sidebottom

Join us at Dobbie's Garden Centre in Fenny Stratford for tea, coffee, and cakes in the restaurant. We will probably be in the conservatory area at the back. Contact Jo at [Email], or [Phone Number] / [Phone Number] for directions/encouragement.

Mon 20th Jan - 8:00pm
Haydn Starkie
Pub Social 

Join me for a drink and a natter at the Cradock Arms, 201 Knighton Road, Leicester, LE2 3TT. We usually gather in the lower part towards the rear of the bar. New faces are always welcome. You are also welcome to bring a friend. Look out for the magazine or Mblem. For directions or encouragement, please contact me on [Phone Number] or by email at [Email].

 Milton Keynes
Mon 20th Jan - 7:45pm
Jo Sidebottom
3MOTM Quiz 

Our monthly quiz outing to The Plough at Simpson. Meet from 7.45 for a 8.00pm start - cost is £1 per person. Please let me know if you are coming so I know if we will be one team or two. Contact Jo at [Email], or [Phone Number] / [Phone Number] for directions/encouragement.

Tue 21st Jan - 7:00pm
Peter Gault

New year, new venue! Join the friendly Newark group at the Fox & Crown pub, 4-6 Appleton Gate, NG24 1JY, for food and/or drink and a chat. Suggestions for future events welcome. Contact Peter on [Phone Number] or [Email] or look for Mblem on the night. New members and guests welcome!

Sat 25th Jan - 7:45pm
Lyn Packman
Theatre Group 

Alfie at The Little Theatre. Made famous by Michael Caine in the 1966 film. £14.50. If interested, please contact me on [Phone Number], [Phone Number] or email [Email].

Sat 25th Jan - 7:00pm
Sue Watford
Pub meal 

This month we are dining at the Soar Bridge Inn, 29 Bridge Street, Barrow Upon Soar LE12 8PN. There is a large car park, real ales and home cooked meals with a hygiene rating of 5. Booking in advance is essential so please let me know if you are joining us by 20th January.( Members can always bring a friend along.) Phone me on [Phone Number] or e-mail me at [Email]

Sat 25th Jan - 2:00pm
Maxine Bates

A visit to the Robin Hood Experience on Friar Lane in city centre. Hands-on family museum in a Georgian building with costumes, artifacts and audio-visuals dedicated to the local outlaw. £5 per person. Option of family friendly lunch beforehand. Please express interest with Maxine on [Phone Number] or [Email]

 Milton Keynes
Sun 26th Jan - 10:00am
Christine Howells

Join Christine and others at Brown's on Midsummer Boulevard from 10am for a full breakfast, a snack, or just a drink. Contact [Email] for directions/encouragement.

Tue 28th Jan - 7:30pm
Susan Graves
Eating Meeting 

Different host, same idea for the regular last Tuesday visit to a restaurant. Join us for a Thai Meal at Grand Siam, 42 Nottingham Road, Eastwood NG16 3NQ. See for menu. It’s high up the list on Tripadvisor for Nottingham. Free parking at council car parks. Please contact me on [Phone Number] or [Email] by Tuesday 21st January to book – it may be possible to add on later.

 Letchworth Garden City
Wed 29th Jan - 7:30pm
Lyn Packman
Theatre Group 

La Boheme. Live transmission from Covent Garden at the Broadway. 7.30pm. £18. If interested, please contact me on [Phone Number], [Phone Number] or email [Email].

Wed 29th Jan - 7:00pm
Helen Shovlar
Pub & puzzles 

Today is designated National Puzzle Day ( ) so let's celebrate together. Join us for a drink and traditional pub meal at the Bluebell Inn, 1 Main Road, Belchford, LN9 6LQ - a cosy Wolds pub. Bring a puzzle to share around – cubes, tangrams, metal wire, mechanicals, etc. – or maybe even one of Life's great mysteries! All welcome. Booking essential, please contact Helen on [Email] or [Phone Number].

Fri 31st Jan - 7:00pm
Susan & Mark Graves
At Home 

Join us for a (slightly belated) Burns supper of Haggis, neeps and tatties at our home in Ilkeston (DE7). Veggie alternative available if you let us know Have a chat in a relaxed atmosphere. Contact Susan on [Phone Number] or [Email] for encouragement and to let us know you are coming by Wednesday 29th January.

Fri 31st Jan - 8:00pm
Richard Allen

As ever, we are at the Cowper Arms, Digswell. The pub is next to Welwyn North station and is served by stopping trains from Kings Cross to Cambridge. Good food, beer and conversation guaranteed! Please call me on [Phone Number] for more details and a spot of encouragement to come and join us.