Search

Plaistow born boy, 11, with higher IQ than Einstein asked to join Mensa

15:39 15 May 2014

Ramarni Wilfred 11 has been invited to join Mensa, after he took the test and found that the IQ was higher than Einstein

Ramarni Wilfred 11 has been invited to join Mensa, after he took the test and found that the IQ was higher than Einstein's.

Archant

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 11 has been invited to join Mensa, after he took the test and found that the IQ was higher than Einstein's.Ramarni Wilfred 11 has been invited to join Mensa, after he took the test and found that the IQ was higher than Einstein's.

Plaistow born Ramarni Wilfred 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.

“Who 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 than that his mum Anthea started to realise there was something a little special about her son.

Anthea, 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 encyclopaedia!”

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.

But 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!”

Mensa’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.”

As 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 himself.

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.”

Latest Newham News Stories

Yesterday, 17:30
A performance at last year's festival  (Pic: Richard Davenport)

The biggest youth theatre festival on the planet is returning to Stratford for a second year.

Glasgow
Yesterday, 15:58
Perry Burton, superstar apprentice

An apprentice construction worker has been celebrated for his hard graft and professional attitude.

Elizabeth Olympic
Yesterday, 12:02
Detectives in Newham are appealing for assistance in tracing a teenager sought in connection with thefts of mopeds and a robbery.

Detectives are looking for a teenager in connection with moped thefts across east London.

London
Yesterday, 10:31
Runners at the Be Moore Fun Run

West Ham’s first game at the Olympic Stadium is just two months away.

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Kindle 7 inch tablet

Are you looking for a brand new gadget to help you stay connected on the go and make that long journey home a bit more entertaining? Look no further. MyOffers is giving you the chance to win 1 of 50 Kindle Fire 7” Display Tablets! That’s 50 times more chances to win, so hurry up and enter our competition today and you could be one of our lucky winners!

Read more
Yummy traditional afternoon teas for two

MyOffers is giving you the chance to win 1 of 50 Traditional Afternoon Teas for two at a location of your choice! That’s 50 times more chances to win, so hurry up and enter our competition today and you could be one of our lucky winners!

Read more

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Newham Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe