How agile is your mind box feeling this morning? Ready for a braincell battle? Sure you are. The Mind Sports Olympiad 2012 is already in full swing at ULU with international players battling for medals in chess, poker, draughts, Scrabble, backgammon and other card games until August 27. If you aren’t feeling quite ready to play against the big wigs, there’ll also be free things to try uncompetitively and lunchtime talks to work out your cerebral cortex. Nothing sexier than a big bulging brain, that’s why this is our pick of this week’s Hot List. Sonya barber
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