Committee Interest

Committee Interest

If your missed the committeemarket but you ‘re still interested in a committee.

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Lunchcolloquium Jan Lenssen ‘Green Team Twente’

On Thursday June 18th, the last lunch colloquium of the year took place. While enjoying some delicious Subway sandwiches, several Ockhammers listened to the very interesting talk given by Jan Lenssen. Jan is an ex-honoursstudent and is a member of Green Team Twente. This team worked really hard this year on a sustainable hydrogen powered car with which they participated in the Shell Eco-marathon Europe which took place on the last weekend of May this year. Jan gave a clear presentation about the history of the car, the car of this year, the race and of course about his role in the team. Afterwards there were quite some profound questions from which the Sympcie concludes that the colloquium was well received.

The Sympcie looks back at a very successful year full with interesting colloquia. We want to thank all the speakers and participants. The Sympcie is already brainstorming for interesting topics for the colloquia of next year. If you have an idea about a subject or speaker, just email the Sympcie ( and we will take it into account!


Tuesday the 16th was already  the last activity of the year! Just like last year, we went lasergaming, but now at De Tapperij in Hengelo.. One could say that it is starting to become a tradition! So, lasergaming, but lasergaming with something extra: unlimited drinks for 2.5h and some games of pool on the side. Since the activity was well-attended, we split up into four teams that took turns playing against eachother to prove their shooting capabilities.
Crawling and running in the dark through tight corners, everybody tried to shoot others as often as possible. For some, this was more succesful than for others. Eventually Team 1, consisting of Nehal, Tim, Marieke, Yorick, Bob and Guido, managed to beat the others and ended up as the winning team of the night. We ended the night with some more drinks. All in all, it was an awesome activity and a perfect way to end the year!

Active Member Activity

Saturday the 13th of June, the board of H.V. Ockham organized a great active members activity to thank every Ockhammer who has helped during the past year by being a member of one of the many committees of HV Ockham. The first part of the activity consisted of playing the classic ‘Twents’ game ‘Klootschieten’. During this game you needed to get your kloot (“ball”) over a track in the least amount of throws possible. The track went across the campus, including sharp corners, long straight pieces of road and even went through the forest. This year the active members activity ended with a nice and delicious barbecue. All in all it can be concluded that the active members activity was a great success!

Scavenger Hunt

The Scavenger Hunt on Tuesday 19 May was a great success! More than twenty people joined this marvelous activity and everyone had a lot of fun in his or her team! The tasks brought the entire team together and everyone was able to make contributions to the tasks, either by fulfilling them or by solving challenging riddles. The tasks were really fun, because we were doing some things that lay a bit outside the social norms. Although we had two hours the time, it was impossible to do everything on the list, so no team had to wait for the others to finish.
In the end everyone joined the drinks and so people that did not know each other before were able to have nice conversations and share their experiences of the Scavenger Hunt.
We are looking forward to the next activity and are sure that it will be not any less amazing as this time!

Reunion activity

The reunion activity started with a cocktail workshop. We practiced our own shaking skills and made a few cocktails ourselves with the sentence: ‘twenty-one, twenty-two bounce’ and we tasted a few famous cocktails like Mojito, Sex on the Beach, Cosmopolitan and Pina Colada. We all enjoyed a nice dinner at café Cuvée with of course a McFlurry as dessert.  And the evening started with playing a few games and enjoying a few Belgian beers in Proeflokaal België. The evening ended with a few songs in the karaoke bar the Wigwam, where the association song could not be missed. It was definitely a night to remember!

The Quest for  the Holy Grail – day three

The Quest for the Holy Grail – day three

After the busy day yesterday, Ockhamalot fell very silent today. Were the knights more careful and as a result evaded capture? Or were they tired and took a break from hunting for their suspects? We cannot be sure. However, not all knights were safe today. Unfortunately for Michelle the Magnificent, even in the safety of her own home was not enough to protect her. The night had barely fallen when she got enchanted by a magic wand. She did not live to tell the tale.

Sébastian the Sly’s cunning nature might have prevented his capture, or he just have been hard to find in the first place. In any case, this not so well trusted knight, was challenged to a duel today. Taking up the challenge was to no avail, he lost his life while defending himself.

All the while, the location of the Grail is still unknown. Did it change hands? Or was it safe today from the grasping hands of those that long for power? Only nine knights are left now. Their future is still uncertain.

Lunchreading Peter Riezebos

On Thursday October 23th, the first lunchreading of the year took place. Around a quarter to one, Peter Riezebos started his talk and he told about the book he wrote: ‘Van mavo tot Harvard’. This book describes his impressive life story: How he became an international and multi-diciplinary 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.

The Sympcie looks back at a very successful colloquium and will start with the preperation for the following lunchreading. If you have an idea about a subject or speaker, just email the Sympcie ( and we will take it into account!

Diner lecture ‘Geheime Praktijken’ was a great success!

Diner lecture ‘Geheime Praktijken’ was a great success!

Last Tuesday March 5th, the annual diner lecture organized in cooperation with KIVI Niria and Studium Generale took place. The theme of this year was ‘Geheime Praktijken’ (Secret practices). While everybody was enjoying a plate full of tasty lasagna, macaroni, salad and/or baquette, the first speaker, Constant Hijzen, started with his talk about the history of secret intelligence services in the Netherlands. After a short break in which the still hungry people could get another plate of delicious food, George Vosselman continued. He spoke about several techniques to make aerial photos and how those photos can be interpreted. To illustrate this, he showed several detailed photos made by helicopters, airplanes or satellites.


The sympcie looks back at a successfull and well attended (more than 130 participants) dinerreading and great cooperation with Studium Generale and KIVI NIRIA and is already looking forward to the next activity: The lunch colloquium of Marinke van der Helm. She will speak about her experiences during her internship in Boston. While enjoying some ‘broodjes knakworst’ you can listen to her talk. After you logged in with your student account, you can sign up here: