Romford boy, 11, with higher IQ than Einstein asked to join Mensa
Ramarni Wilfred has been invited to join Mensa
by Hayley Anderson
Friday, May 9, 2014
Could you beat Einstein or Stephen
Hawking in a pub quiz? Probably not, but one 11-year-old boy could
probably give them a run for their money.
Ramarni Wilfred, of Loom Grove, Romford, took a Mensa
test and has been told he has a higher IQ level than Steven Hawking,
Bill Gates and even Albert Einstein.
He said: “I can’t begin to compare myself to these great men whose hard work clearly proves that they are true geniuses.
knows? Perhaps my ‘true genius’ moment will come when I grow up but for
now I am just proud of myself and happy that my mum and sister are
proud of me too.”
Ramarni, his mum and older sister moved to
Romford two years ago but it was a lot earlier that his mum Anthea
started to realise there was something a little special about her son.
37, said: “By the time he was three he could read and write and from 18
months we discussed the news and his favourite book was an
Ramarni was part of the gifted and talented
programme, a scheme to develop the abilities of more able pupils, as
well as the Brilliant Club. It is a programme for those aged 10-16 who
come from less privileged backgrounds, held at St Anthony’s Primary
School, in Upton Avenue, Forest Gate.
After being invited to a
graduation ceremony at Oxford University after writing an essay awarded a
2:1, he was then invited to take an IQ test at Birbeck University.
it was to his surprise, he was given an IQ of 162, placing him in the
top 1 per cent in the UK. Ramarni said: “I was surprised and very happy
when I read the results of my IQ test as I didn’t feel very confident
after completing the test.
“I was the youngest person there and some people looked in their 40’s!”
chief executive, John Stevenage, said: “Ramarni’s score shows he has
great potential and we are pleased to welcome him to Mensa.
“We hope he will enjoy being part of the society and interacting with fellow members.”
a member, Ramarni will now be invited to exclusive events and will be
able to mix with people of his own age with the same interests as
He added: “I don’t really see having a high IQ as a big
deal but I do feel very privileged to be invited to join Mensa and can’t
wait to attend some of the events.”