Mensa talk on ‘academic doping’

The Winelands chapter of Mensa South Africa hosts Rowan Mockler as their guest speaker at their monthly meeting tomorrow, Thursday June 22, at 7.15pm, where he will address the topic of “Academic doping”.

In 2016 Rowan, while in his matric year at Michaelhouse, was awarded the World Champion Persuasive Speaker accolade at the World Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championships in Pennsylvania, speaking on this subject.

Rowan, who is heading off to Stanford University in the USA in September to further his studies, was required to undertake extensive research into his topic prior to delivering his winning performance, and his presentation will focus on the use of medication and drugs, by people who do not have medical conditions, to improve academic performance.

Entry to the talk is free.

If you would like to attend the meeting, or would like more information about Mensa, and for directions to the venue, email

wnl.secretary@mensa.org.za