Ockham newsletter January

 

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—Newsletter of January 2015—

Dear member,

 

FROM THE CHAIRMAN:

 

Dear Members,

 

The holidays are almost over and the year of 2015 has made its entry. The past month Sinterklaas and Christmas celebrations took place and momentarily everyone is still feeling tired and tasting the ‘oliebollen’ from last night’s celebration of New Year’s eve.

 

We have also celebrated the growth of Ockham in the past year. Literally, with the enormous increase of members, but also because of the realisation of the first study trip and lustrum. Also, we are happy to welcome the first group of master honours students into our association.

 

What’s left for me is to wish you all a very happy and inspiring new year!

 

Kind regards,

 

Rianne van Dommelen

Chairman

 

H.V. OCKHAM UPDATES:

 

*               General Members’ Meeting

In December the second General Members’ Meeting of the year took place. This GMM was held to decide on whether or not H.V. Ockham would get an association room in the Citadel (H209). In a unanimous vote the members have decided to accept the board’s proposal of the association room. This means that in January, after the room has been decorated, the honours association will officially have their own room where members can relax, study or where committees can have their meetings.

*               Sinterklaas/Christmas present game

To celebrate traditional holidays in December the ACCIE organised a very interesting dice game. Everyone present brought a few presents, which were divided among members during the game. Nobody knew what they would be taking home at the end of the evening so excitement and surprise remained until the end of the game. Some had more luck than others and went back home with more presents than they brought in. Overall, it was a great evening with the large group of members that were there.

*               Lunch colloquia

Dora Timmer held and interesting lecture about the pros and cons of volunteer work. In her case she was a volunteer at a children school in Peru. She shared some of her experiences with the local culture, the program AIESEC, and what it meant for her to be able to go abroad and become a volunteer. Last month, in addition to Dora’s colloquium, there was the lecture of the Netherlands-Asia Honours Summer School. Maura Dantuma and Tim Hermans talked about their experiences in China, the whole application process and their development during this journey. Both lectures were enlightening and have given us some new insights in going abroad.

*               Master Honours Programme

Last but not least, the MHP has to be addressed. The past month the introduction activities took place and the program has officially started up. As an intro activity to get to know the honours association, all students ate dinner and participated in the quiz. Once again welcome to all the new master honours students!

 

Do you also have announcements or updates for the members of H.V. Ockham please let me know at nieuwsbrief@hvockham.nl and it can be added to the next newsletter.

 

ACTIVITIES:

 

Internal

*               Games Night

Thursday 8th of January @ Ravelijn, 20:00

Do you also think about trading cows the whole day, or do you like to buy Hotels on Dorpsstraat Ons Dorp, or Old Kent Road if you wish, and take money from your fellow Honours Students, or do you like to earn stars by acquiring the longest trade route or do you just want to tease some poor dwarfs building a road to a crate of gold? Then you definitely want to come to this activity! The ACCIE will bring along several board games, however you are encouraged to bring them yourselves as well.

The Gaming Night will be a free activity, you will be provided with drinks and snacks as usual. Sign up at www.hvockham.nl

*               Second-Monday-of-the-month Drinks

Monday 12th of January @ Theatercafé, 20:30

Come and have a drink with H.V. Ockham and celebrate the new year! The drinks committee, DriCie, will organise some small games to entertain us. The drinks will once again feature our mascot Ockhamster and, of course, snacks at ten with the ‘Tien uur? Bittergarnituur!’

*               Workshop Dress for Success

Tuesday 13th of January @ 15:45 – 17:45

Every student wants to find a job after graduation. The first step to your dream job is applying. For this reason the board, in cooperation with Cullinan Academy, is organising a workshop to help our members attain their dream jobs. The workshop will teach you how to rock your outfit and how to handle applications! It is important that you all dress up in what you think is appropriate clothing for an application. Please subscribe on the website and on Facebook. The workshop is free and will be given in Dutch.

 

External

*               Studium Generale – Sport symposium

Tuesday 13th of January @ Vrijhof/Amphitheatre, 19:30 – 21:00

This symposium focusses on the physical and mental aspects of rowing, but is also interesting for other team sports in its emphasis on psychology. Lectures will be held by Dr. Kurt Jensen, a former and elite rower who developed some of the sports most revered evaluation and training methods, and Dr. Rico Schuijers, a sport psychologist who supported many athletes from different sports to reach their goals during several Olympic Games.

 

Riddle OF THE MONTH:

 

Mr. Ockham is the proud owner of many hamsters. One of the

hamsters took his keys. Mr. Ockham has narrowed the suspects

down to three hamsters: hamster #1, hamster #2 and hamster

#3. Each of these hamsters give these statements:

 

Hamster #1: I didn’t do it.

Hamster #2: I didn’t do it.

Hamster #3: Hamster #2 did it!

 

Mr. Ockham knows that only one of the hamsters is telling the

truth. Which one is telling the truth and who took the keys?

 

Photo OF THE MONTH:

 

The official board photo has finally been taken. During the General Members’ Meeting the members present got the chance to vote for the photo they thought was the best one.

 

 

WHERE IS THE OCKHAMSTER:

 

Many interesting events took place this month and because of that the Ockhamster has once again travelled from place to place. Can you guess where he is this time?

 

 

 

AGENDA:

 

INTERNAL

*     Thu 8 January

Games Night @ Ravelijn, 20:00

*     Mo 12 January

Second-Monday-of-the-month drinks @Theatercafé, 20:30

*     Tue 13 January

Workshop Dress for Success @ 15:45 – 17:45

 

EXTERNAL

*     Tue 13 January

Studium Generale –Sport symposium @ Vrijhof/Amphitheatre, 19:30 – 21:00

 

BIRTHDAYS:

 

*     4 Jan

Alexander Dijkshoorn (20)

*     6 Jan

Jules Hazeleger (20)

*     8 Jan

Anna Kaal (20)

Boudewijn van den Berg (22)

Tom Hendriks (26)

*     11 Jan

Hendrik Mischo (22)

Job Egberink (27)

*     12 Jan

Ines Schulze Horn (22)

Tim van Schagen (20)

*     13 Jan

Nick Eleveld (20)

*     15 Jan

Koen Dwarshuis (21)

Barbara Steffen (21)

Luuk Oudshoorn (24)

*     16 Jan

Anne Charlotte van Blokland (24)

*     17 Jan

Roy van Koten (30)

*     19 Jan

Tim Buzink (20)

Jan Lenssen (22)

*     20 Jan

Floor Maten (23)

*     22 Jan

Sam de Roover (21)

*     27 Jan

Marit Ligtenberg (21)

*     30 Jan

Tim Wisse (21)

Anne Garretsen (26)

 

TIP

 

Caroline Löbker:

The Angel Maker,
Stefan Brijs

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Doctor Victor Hoppe is a strange man – that is one thing the villagers agree on quickly after the doctor returns to his home village of Wolfsheim. But the doctor is not alone. He brought with him three very young babies, identical triplets. Hoppe turns out to be a very good doctor and the villagers slowly start to trust him. But hardly anybody ever gets to see the three boys, who are very ill. Where the boys came from is unclear. The Angel Maker tells the extraordinary story of this Doctor and his children and the strange effect this family has on its surroundings. As the story evolves, both the past and the present disclose more of the background and the reader gets to understand what is going on with Victor and his three children, called Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, after the three archangels.

The Angel Maker is a book with a lot of unexpected changes. It is a story of science and human nature, which keeps your attention till the very last page. Very hard to put down, but a very impressive story that will stick to you.

 

Composed by the secretary of H.V. Ockham

Volume 4, number 5

 

 

 

Ockham newsletter December

 

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—Newsletter of December 2014—

Dear member,

 

FROM THE CHAIRMAN:

 

Dear Members,

 

While the university celebrated her 53rd Dies Natalis, we were all reminiscing about two fantastic weeks, filled with Lustrum activities. Thank you for joining me, during these two weeks, in the city of Ockhamalot. Also, some special thanks to the Lustrum committee for organising all of this. After the Lustrum, the Week of Inspiration took place. Many of the organising committee members are Ockham members and I believe they did a great job. It was a very inspiring week!

 

Now, we have already arrived in December and the end of the year is nearby. But before all champagne drinking (or something less expensive for most of us) starts, we will enjoy some nice activities. ‘Sinterklaas’ is in the country, and he will also be visiting Ockham. A week before, you can learn everything about the NAHSS and make a decision about a possible association room during the GMM.

 

What remains is to wish you all, on behalf of the 6th board of H.V. Ockham, a very nice Christmas and a happy New Year!

 

Kind regards,

 

Rianne van Dommelen

Chairman

 

H.V. OCKHAM UPDATES:

 

*               Lustrum

This last month the first Ockham lustrum took place. Therefore the committee has written a letter to all members to reflect on the two enjoyable and successful weeks. More information about activities or photos of the events can be found on www.hvockham.nl.

 

Dear members of Ockham,

The lustrum celebrations of Ockham have come to an end. Two weeks of celebrations started for us in early May of this year. After we had decided on the theme, Ockhamalot (which brought us to the Middle Ages), we set to work on organising all of the different events. Meetings were often chaotic but always lots of fun – especially when we started rehearsing for the theme presentation on October 13th. The well attended presentation brought us the realisation that the celebrations were approaching fast and we set to work even harder.

Time flew by and on the 10th of November we were standing in our purple jumpers welcoming everybody to the celebrations. The participant information for the Quest for the Holy Grail was handed out and everybody was very keen to get started.  The image of Ockham’s knights sitting spread around the Theatercafé, secretly looking to see who their target was, was very amusing to observe.

That everybody was keen on the game starting, was proved the following evening, when almost all conversations at the Movienight with Atlantis were on the Quest. Fittingly, we watched Monthy Pythons “The Quest for the Holy Grail”, which was then followed by “The Life of Brian”. The Movienight was a great success.

There was not a lot of time for rest though, since the following day the first Knights’ Games started. During this first day the knights got familiar with a traditional game of mediaeval times: stoolball. Although they did not know what the rules were, they tried their best. The blue team turned out to cope best with the unknown rules of the ball game, and won eternal glory.

Afterwards, there was some time to recover before we visited the Twentse Brewery on Saturday. That only 10 people attended could not tamper the enthusiasm of our guide, the funder of the Brewery. His passionate story on the making of beer was very interesting, and the beer tasting afterwards was enjoyed by all.

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After a quiet weekend, the second Knights’ Games were scheduled on Tuesday. Everybody enjoyed some lunch, before starting with the first part. Ring stabbing on space hoppers proved more difficult than many would have imagined and all participants (as well as the organization) had lot of fun. Fernon proved to be the best stabber this time; he was the only one that managed to get the spear through the ring at all three tries. Afterwards, a game of Six Men’s Morris was played, which was quickly won by the pencil-less team, which was again lead by Fernon.

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Thursday brought along the Treasure Hunt. After a nice dinner at Rhodos, the group was divided into two teams which both defied the cold and went searching through Enschede. Different landmarks from past times were visited and at every Point, questions were to be answered, which gave access to a puzzle. The puzzle in turn pointed towards the next location. Especially a circular turning puzzle proved very tricky, but both teams managed to find all locations. Eventually, team Arthur scored just a few more points, making them the winners of the Treasure Hunt.

All the while, the Quest for the Holy Grail had been running. In the first few days, many knights were taken out, but those numbers decreased as time passed. Less and less people remained and people were more cautious. Some participants could be seen chasing each other around campus or hiding in corners. Eventually, only Rianne and Bob remained. But Rianne was not careful enough and Bob took her out by a touch of a wand, making Bob the sole survivor and therefore victor of the Quest.

Saturday brought already the last activity of the lustrum celebrations. Ockham’s first ever Masquerade was a great success. With even people from the Honours Associations from Nijmegen and Groningen present, as well as the board of Atlantis, all participants had made a good effort of looking their bests, with lots of beautiful masks and dresses to be seen. Jaap, Bob and Yorick were rewarded for attending nearly all activities (Jaap being the sole participant to have attended every activity organised). The Ockham song was sung enthusiastically and lots of people showed of their dancing skills. The evening was closed off by drinks at the Beiaard.

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The Masquerade concluded the two weeks of celebrations. Looking back, we are very happy with the way things went. We really enjoyed all of the activities and we hope so did you. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for joining us over the past two lustrum weeks, and we hope to see you again in another five years!

Knightly greetings,
The Lustrum Committee 2014

Belinda Brandwacht
Bastiaan Bruinsma
Lars Corbijn van Willenswaard
Laura Dittmann
Rianne van Dommelen
Caroline Löbker
Mike Visser

Do you also have announcements or updates for the members of H.V. Ockham please let me know at nieuwsbrief@hvockham.nl and it can be added to the next newsletter.

 

ACTIVITIES:

 

Internal

*               General Members’ Meeting

Tuesday 2nd of December @ Carré 3A, 19:30

This December a second General Members’ Meeting (GMM) will be held to decide on whether or not H.V. Ockham will get an association room. During this meeting the board’s proposal for this room will be discussed and members will get the chance to give their vote. It is still possible to sign up by sending an email to secretary@hvockham.nl. You can also authorise another member to vote for you. We hope to see you there!

*               NAHSS lecture

Thursday 4th of December @ Carré 3A, 12:45

The Netherlands-Asia Honours Summer School gives Dutch top students the chance to experience the dynamics and chances of Asia. A hundred students get the chance to visit a summer school in Asia, visit companies and work on a joint project. This lecture will give an opportunity to learn more about the NAHSS if you are interested in applying. Maura Dantuma and Tim Hermans will tell you all about their experiences during this lecture. The lecture is meant for second or third year Bachelor students who can speak Dutch. Sign up at www.hvockham.nl and join us.

*               Second-Monday-of-the-month Drinks

Monday 8th of December  @ Theatercafé, 20:30

This December the drinks will be extra enjoyable. The as of yet unofficial drinks committee (DriCie), will bring some small games which we can all entertain ourselves with. It will also be an opportunity to get to know other members better. So come and have a drink with H.V. Ockham! Featuring our mascot Ockhamster and, of course, snacks at ten with the ‘Tien uur? Bittergarnituur!’

*               Sinterklaas/Christmas Present Game

Thursday 11th of December @ Ravelijn, 20:00

The days are getting shorter and the weather is getting worse. Winter is coming! Of course, this also means that it will soon be time to celebrate Sinterklaas and Christmas again. Therefore a special ‘present-game’ is organized. The present-game requires participants to buy one or several presents within a budget of €5 and wrap them up. With these a huge pile of presents will be formed. The game will decide who takes which presents back home. Excited already? Sign up at http://hvockham.nl/.

*               Lunch Colloquium – Dora Timmer

Tuesday 16th of December@ Carré 3A, 12:45

During this lecture Dora Timmer will tell us about her experiences abroad. She lived in Peru for a while, where she did volunteer work. Are you interested in learning more about her experiences? Join us in eating some lunch and sign up at www.hvockham.nl

 

External

*               Science Café – ‘En ze leefden nog lang en gezond’

Wednesday 3rd of December @ Forum café, Stationsplein 1, 20:00 – 22:00h

In this Dutch lecture, doctor and epidemiologist Luc Bonneux will give his analyses on the modern health industries. The main question during this evening will be if people really live longer and healthier because of the current knowledge and technology. Sign up if you are interested in the healthcare systems or just want to know more about this particular topic. More information can be found here: http://sciencecafeenschede.nl/.  

 

Riddle OF THE MONTH:

 

Five hamsters are trying to split up a 1000 nuts. The rules are as follows:

 

Hamster #1 must divide the nuts up in such a way that a majority of the hamsters (including himself) agree to. If he does not get a majority vote, he will be killed, and hamster #2 will get to propose a solution to the remaining 3 hamsters, and the same rules will follow. This continues until someone comes up with a plan that earns a majority vote. What is the most amount of gold pieces that hamster #1 can keep to himself, and what would his proposal be? The hamsters are infinitely greedy, infinitely ruthless (the more dead hamsters the better), and infinitely intelligent.

 

Photo OF THE MONTH:

 

Everybody is enthusiastically dancing the polonaise during the masquerade.

 

 

WHERE IS THE OCKHAMSTER:

 

The past month the ockhamster was present at some of the Lustrum activities. However that is not where this picture was taken. Can you guess where the ockhamster is?

 

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Also, to get into the whole Sinterklaas theme, the ockhamster has slightly changed a certain song.  The melody to this song can be found on http://www.sinterklaasliedjes.nl/hij-komt-hij-komt.

 

He comes, he rolls!

 

He comes, He rolls

Our little hamster friend

My dearest friend, your dearest friend,

The friend of all students

 

I aaaaam so thirsty

A little hungry too

What does he bring, what does he bring?

What does he give to us?

Bad students, beer

Sweet students, some  water

 

He comes, He rolls

That little hamster friend

 My dearest friend, your dearest friend

That friend of Ockhammers

 

 

AGENDA:

 

INTERNAL

*     Tue 2 December

General Members’ Meeting @ Carré 3A, 19:30

*     Thu 4 December

NAHSS lecture @ Carré 3A, 12:45

*     Mo 8 December

Second-Monday-of-the-month drinks @Theatercafé, 20:30

*     Thu 11 December

Sinterklaas/Christmas present game @ Ravelijn, 20:00

*     Tue 16 December

Lunch Colloquium – Dora Timmer @ Carré 3A, 12:45

 

EXTERNAL

*     Wed 3 December

Science Café – ‘En ze leefden nog lang en gezond’ @ Forum café, Stationsplein 1, 20:00 – 22:00h

 

BIRTHDAYS:

 

*     1 Dec

Rik de Ruiter (22)

*     5 Dec

Samantha Noteboom (21)

*     7 Dec

Matthijs Velsink (20)

*     9 Dec

Miko Elwenspoek (66)

*     10 Dec

Jan Steffen (26)

*     16 Dec

Remco Bloemen (28)

*     21 Dec

Jeroen Minnema (19)

Willemijn van de Meent (21)

Sébastian de Bone (24)

*     22 Dec

Arvid Keemink (27)

*     23 Dec

Bob Rubbens (20)

*     24 Dec

Katharina Wehebrink (25)

*     25 Dec

Lisette Knijn (21)

*     26 Dec

Marjolein Heuvelmans (26)

 

TIP

 

Maura Dantuma:

Brilliant Blunders, From Darwin to Einstein, Mario Livio


Nobody’s perfect. Not even some of the greatest geniuses in history, as Mario Livio tells us in this marvellous story about scientific mistakes made by great scientists. He also mentions how these mistakes were an essential part of the process of achieving scientific breakthroughs.

Blunders described in this book were made by e.g. Darwin (a blunder in his theory of Natural Selection), Kelvin (a blunder in his calculation of the age of the earth) and Pauling (a blunder in his model for the structure of the DNA molecule). All of them were brilliant men and fascinating human beings. Their blunders were a necessary part of the scientific process. Collectively they helped to dramatically further our knowledge of the evolution of life, the Earth, and the universe. By studying these scientists’ successes along with their blunders and with the benefit of hindsight, you learn that things are not always what they seem.

Composed by the secretary of H.V. Ockham

Volume 4, number 4

 

 

 

Ockham newsletter November

 

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—Newsletter of November 2014—

Dear member,

 

FROM THE CHAIRMAN:

 

Dear Members,

 

In October all committees started up again. Some of them remained almost the same compared to last year, but others changed their formation completely. The first activities organised by the ACCIE and SympCie have already taken place as well. The Swingo was a great success, it was a lot of fun and many of us got to refresh or acquire their knowledge of music. The lunch colloquium, given by Peter Riezebos, was really interesting. We learned not to hold back if we want to achieve something. So make sure you are present during activities in November!

 

The theme of our association’s first Lustrum has also been announced during the monthly drinks: Ockhamalot. Here we learned some members have a secret talent, namely acting! This brings me to our activities in November. From November 10th until 22nd the Lustrum takes place. We are looking forward to this great celebration.

 

Kind regards,

 

Rianne van Dommelen

Chairman

 

H.V. OCKHAM UPDATES:

 

*      Committee market

At the start of this year the committee market was held were the different committees could present themselves. Interested Ockham members could sign up to join one of the committees in the upcoming year. It was great to see that students were excited to further challenge themselves and to become more active within Ockham. A great thanks to all the members that signed up for a committee and of course also to the people who were active last year!

*      Swingo

The first ACCIE activity this year was a great success! With just below 20 people, we played Swingo, a combination of bingo and a pub quiz. For most, this was not just as easy as it sounds! In the end however, Swingo turned out to be more of a karaoke, everybody enthusiastically singing along with the songs. Together with a lot of snacks and ‘fantastic prices’, hopefully everybody had an enjoyable night!

*      Lunch colloquium – Peter Riezebos

On Thursday October 23th, the first lunch reading of the year took place. Around a quarter to one, Peter Riezebos started his talk about the book he wrote: ‘Van mavo tot Harvard’. This book describes his impressive life story: How he became an international and multi-disciplinary scientist after leaving school (several times) and being diagnosed with multiple learning disorders. With several anecdotes he underlined his story and he explained that you can end up wherever you want as long as you have a pro-active attitude. About 30 Ockhammers listened carefully while eating snacks with rolls and came up with several interesting questions.

 

Do you also have announcements or updates for the members of H.V. Ockham please let me know at nieuwsbrief@hvockham.nl and it can be added to the next newsletter.

 

ACTIVITIES:

 

Internal

*               Second-Monday-of-the-month Drinks

Monday 10th of November @ Theatercafé, 20:30

This evening will feature the first lustrum opening of H.V. Ockham with its theme ‘Ockhamelot’. Come and have a drink with H.V. Ockham! Featuring our mascot Ockhamster and, of course, snacks at ten with the ‘Tien uur? Bittergarnituur!’

*               The Quest for the Holy Grail

Tuesday 11th of November @ Campus, 00:01 (until  Thursday 20th of November @ Enschede, 17:00)

Terrible news has reached you. The Holy Grail got taken form you chairman Rianne. We need your help to retrieve it. Join us in the search for the Holy Grail, eliminate your opponents and claim the Grails as yours to protect. The quest will start Tuesday November 11th at midnight (you’ll receive all information at the Second-Monday-of-the-Month drinks before that) and will last until November 20th, 17.00. The quest will not take much of your time, but the rewards will be worth it. Please help us. Enroll before November 5th on the website.

*               Movie night with Atlantis

Tuesday 11th of November

Get some relaxation while you prepare for your quest. Join the members of Atlantis and take it slow and enjoy our specially selected (but still secret) movie. The movie will be hosted on the evening of Tuesday November 11th. More details about this activity will be made available on the website, where you can also enroll.

*               Knights’ Tournament (1) and (2)

Wednesday 12th of November, Tuesday 18th of November @ Sportzaal 1, Sport Centre, 12:30-13:30

It is time to get your sweat on and show us that you are worthy of the title ‘Knight of Ockhamalot’. Test your strength and abilities during the Knights’ Tournament and get some lunch for your efforts! Participate in either one or both of the tournaments, during the lunch breaks on Wednesday the 12th and Tuesday the 18th of November. Both tournaments will consist of games from the Middle Ages (with a twist), but sports attire is not required, nor is enrolling beforehand.

*               Tour of the Brewery

Saturday 15th of November @ Twentse Bierbrouwerij, 14.30-17:00

If you need to get your strengths back up after one week of living in the Middle Ages, you might desire a refreshment. And what’s better than enjoying a nice beer after a week of hard work, and learn a thing or two about how the favourite drink of the Middle Ages is prepared. To join in this activity, you have to pay a sum of €5. Enrollment for this activity (which takes place on Saturday the 15th of November) is on the website, together with more details about getting to the tour location.

*               Treasure Hunt Enschede

Thursday 20th of November @ Enschede Central Station, 19:30-22:00

To become once again fully accustomed to living in the Middle Ages, it is time to gain more knowledge on your place of residence. Together with your team, solve the puzzles lying around in the town centre of Enschede, all the while increasing your historical awareness of the place. Please enroll on the website.

*               Masquerade

Saturday 22nd of November @ Danscentrum Dekker, 20:30-0:00

By this time, we hope the Grail has been recovered by one of our knights. Join us at a final masquerade at Danscentrum Dekker in your black tie to celebrate this happy event. You can also buy one additional ticket for a friend. Of course the winner of the Quest for the Holy Grail will be announced. Enrolment is necessary before November 11th. Please be aware that the Second-Monday-of-the-Month drinks of November is the last opportunity to sign up. Costs are €12,50 pp.

 

External

*               Week of Inspiration

Monday 24th of November – Friday 28th of November

This first Week of Inspiration aims to inspire and stimulate all students and staff of the university and is organised by Honours students.

*      Highlights of this week are the multidisciplinary discussions on topics such as “The bionic human” with Frans van der Helm and “Art and the brain” with Dick Swaab. These lectures will take place during lunch breaks (free lunch is guaranteed if you sign up) as well as in the evenings.

*      You are not yet sure what to do after your graduation? You want to go abroad, but you are not sure what that would be like? Current and former Honours students are going to talk about their experiences after their graduation and their experiences abroad on Tuesday at lunch time.

*      Part of the Week of Inspiration is the symposium of the Human Document Project on the 27th and 28th of November. The aim of the project is to preserve a document about human culture over a million years. Several scientists from all over the world, including Bas Lansdorp from the Mars One Project, will discuss the content of such a document and the technology required to preserve it. The full programme and registration can be found on www.utwente.nl/weekofinspiration.

*               Studium Generale – The material side of the internet

Tuesday 18th of November @ Vrijhof/Amphitheatre, 19:30 – 21:00

This lecture will give you a new insight on the workings of internet. The cloud metaphor for the internet seems to suggest that the web is an ethereal substance. This is certainly not the case: there are miles of underground cables stretching from one continent to the other. Huge server parks are humming 24/7 to keep the cloud in the air. If you take a closer look at the material side of the net, what will you encounter? How heavy is the net, what does it smell like, and how much energy does it consume?

 

Photo OF THE MONTH:

 

During the first Ockham Swingo activity ever, many prizes could be won.

 

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WHERE IS THE OCKHAMSTER:

 

Last time the Ockhamster was busy studying. This month, he has ditched his books and has already dressed up for the upcoming Lustrum activities. Are you going to attend the activities and spot the ockhamster?

 

 

 

 

AGENDA:

 

INTERNAL

*     Mo 10 November

Second-Monday-of-the-month drinks, Lustrum opening drinks @Theatercafé, 20:30

*      Tue 11 November

Start of The Quest for the Holy Grail @Campus, 00:01

*      Tue 11 November

Movie night with Atlantis @ To be announced

*      Wed 12 November

Knights’ tournament (1) @ Sportzaal 1, Sport Centre, 12:30-13:30

*      Sa 15 November

Tour of the Brewery @ Twentse Bierbrouwerij, 14:30-17:00

*      Tue 18 November

Knights’ tournament (2) @ Sportzaal 1, Sport Centre, 12:30-13:30

*      Thu 20 November

End of The Quest for the Holy Grail @ Enschede, 17:00

*      Thu 20 November

Optional dinner (“daghappen”) @ To be announced, 18:00

*      Thu 20 November

Treasure Hunt Enschede @ Enschede Central Station, 19:30-22:00

*      Sa 22 November

Masquerade @ Danscentrum Dekker, 20:30-0:00

 

EXTERNAL

*     Mo 24 November – Fr 28 November

Week of Inspiration @ Campus University of Twente

*     Tue 18 November

Studium Generale – The material side of the internet @ Vrijhof/Amphitheatre, 19:30 – 21:00

 

BIRTHDAYS:

 

*     1 Nov

Arne Müller (23)

*     3 Nov

Thijs Ede (20)

*     6 Nov

Alisha Siebold (28)

*     8 Nov

Jornt Lageveen (20)

*     12 Nov

Nadieh Drenth (23)

Martin Klein Schaarsberg (25)

*     14 Nov

Hannah Mülder (20)

David Goedicke (25)

*     15 Nov

Tim Hermans (20)

*     16 Nov

Saskia Wiegelmann (24)

*     17 Nov

Cas Hollaar (20)

*     20 Nov

Zack Tazi Hnyine (21)

*     24 Nov

H.V. Ockham (5)

*     26 Nov

Fernon Eijkhoudt (20)

*     27 Nov

Yori Kamphuis (29)

*     29 Nov

Leonardo Gerritse (23)

Sören Labrenz (24)

 

TIP

 

Van Mavo tot Harvard, Peter Riezebos

‘Van MAVO tot HARVARD’ is a book written by Peter Riezebos, ex-honours student of the University of Twente. In his book he takes you on his bizarre journey from his time at primary school, through a clinical trajectory, to studying at Harvard. The book answers questions such as: “How does our education system work’’, “What is ADHD?’’, ‘’What is autism?’’ And what do these disorders mean for you or your children in regard to learning and education? Illustrated by his impressive life story, namely being diagnosed with multiple learning disorders, Peter Riezebos explains all these disorders and discusses how they relate to reading, learning and studying. (At the moment this book is only available in Dutch. This book will probably soon be translated into English.)

 

Composed by the secretary of H.V. Ockham

Volume 4, number 3

 

 

 

Ockham special lustrum edition of the newsletter

 

Lustrum newsletter

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—Special lustrum edition of the Newsletter—

Dear member,

 

FROM THE Lustrum Committee:

 

Dear members,

Nice to see that you are reading this special edition of the HV Ockham newsletter, dedicated to the fifth birthday of our wonderful association. For those of you that were present at the last Second-Monday-of-the-Month drinks, our theme is already known. The lustrum weeks (November 10th till November 22nd) will be centered around the theme ‘Ockhamalot’, a village from the Middle Ages. Since this is only the first lustrum of Ockham, we are still in the early development of our association – which brought us to our mediaeval theme.

Since April of this year we have been planning and preparing the program for the upcoming lustrum weeks and we are very happy that the time has finally come to unveil our plans. Although we do not want to spoil all of the surprises yet, we have decided it is time to inform you of the activities we have planned for you. You can read all about it in this newsletter.

We look forward to seeing you in the Middle Ages!

Knightly greatings,


Mike Visser
Rianne van Dommelen
Lars Corbijn van Willenswaard
Belinda Brandwacht
Bastiaan Bruinsma
Laura Dittmann
Caroline Löbker

 

Lustrum Committee 2014

 

ACTIVITIES:

 

A short explanation of the lustrum activities is made. For more information about all activities, you can check the website: www.hvockham.nl

 

*The Quest for the Holy Grail

Tuesday 11th of November @ Campus, 00:01 (until  Thursday 20th of November @ Enschede, 17:00)

Terrible news has reached you. The Holy Grail got taken form you chairman Rianne. We need your help to retrieve it. Join us in the search for the Holy Grail, eliminate your opponents and claim the Grails as yours to protect. The quest will start Tuesday November 11th at midnight (you’ll receive all information at the Second-Monday-of-the-Month drinks before that) and will last until November 20th, 17.00. The quest will not take much of your time, but the rewards will be worth it. Please help us. Enroll before November 5th on the website.

*Movie night with Atlantis

Tuesday 11th of November

Get some relaxation while you prepare for your quest. Join the members of Atlantis and take it slow and enjoy our specially selected (but still secret) movie. The movie will be hosted on the evening of Tuesday November 11th. More details about this activity will be made available on the website, where you can also enroll.

* Knights’ Tournament (1) and (2)

Wednesday 12th of November, Tuesday 18th of November @ Sportzaal 1, Sport Centre, 12:30-13:30

It is time to get your sweat on and show us that you are worthy of the title ‘Knight of Ockhamalot’. Test your strength and abilities during the Knights’ Tournament and get some lunch for your efforts! Participate in either one or both of the tournaments, during the lunch breaks on Wednesday the 12th and Tuesday the 18th of November. Both tournaments will consist of games from the Middle Ages (with a twist), but sports attire is not required, nor is enrolling beforehand.

* Tour of the Brewery

Saturday 15th of November @ Twentse Bierbrouwerij, 14.30-17:00

If you need to get your strengths back up after one week of living in the Middle Ages, you might desire a refreshment. And what’s better than enjoying a nice beer after a week of hard work, and learn a thing or two about how the favourite drink of the Middle Ages is prepared. To join in this activity, you have to pay a sum of €5. Enrollment for this activity (which takes place on Saturday the 15th of November) is on the website, together with more details about getting to the tour location.

*Treasure Hunt Enschede

Thursday 20th of November @ Enschede Central Station, 19:30-22:00

To become once again fully accustomed to living in the Middle Ages, it is time to gain more knowledge on your place of residence. Together with your team, solve the puzzles lying around in the town centre of Enschede, all the while increasing your historical awareness of the place. Please enroll on the website.

*Masquerade

Saturday 22nd of November @ Danscentrum Dekker, 20:30-0:00

By this time, we hope the Grail has been recovered by one of our knights. Join us at a final masquerade at Danscentrum Dekker in your black tie to celebrate this happy event. You can also buy one additional ticket for a friend. Of course the winner of the Quest for the Holy Grail will be announced. Enrolment is necessary before November 11th. Please be aware that the Second-Monday-of-the-Month drinks of November is the last opportunity to sign up. Costs are €12,50 pp.

 

Photo OF THE MONTH:

 

The Lustrum committee (LuCie) after their play to announce the Lustrum theme during the Second-Monday-of-the-Month Drinks.

 

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WHERE IS THE OCKHAMSTER:

 

The Ockhamster thought he already traveled to Ockhamalot, but this is the wrong castle. At which castle did he end up? We have to find him fast, otherwise he won’t be on time for the start of the Lustrum!

 

 

 

 

AGENDA:

 

* Monday November 10th

Lustrum opening drinks @ Theatercafé, 20:30

*Tuesday November 11th 

Start of The Quest for the Holy Grail @Campus, 00:01

* Tuesday November 11th

Movie night with Atlantis @ To be announced

* Wednesday November 12th

Knights’ tournament (1) @ Sportzaal 1, Sport Centre, 12:30-13:30

* Saturday November 15th

Tour of the Brewery @ Twentse Bierbrouwerij, 14:30-17:00

* Tuesday November 18th

Knights’ tournament (2) @ Sportzaal 1, Sport Centre, 12:30-13:30

* Thursday November 20th

End of The Quest for the Holy Grail @ Enschede, 17:00

* Thursday November 20th

Optional dinner (“daghappen”) @ To be announced, 18:00

* Thursday November 20th

Treasure Hunt Enschede @ Enschede Central Station, 19:30-22:00

* Saturday November 22th

Masquerade @ Danscentrum Dekker, 20:30-0:00

 

 

TIP

 

Resident of Ockhamalot:

The Once and Future King,
T. H. White

In order to understand the nobleness you should possess as a knight of Ockhamalot, it is advised to read this book. The central theme is an exploration of human nature regarding power and justice, as the boy Arthur becomes king and attempts to quell the prevalent “might makes right” attitude with his idea of chivalry.

Composed by the secretary of H.V. Ockham & the Lustrum committee 2014

Special lustrum edition 2014