Newsletter July 2016




—Newsletter of July 2016—

Dear Member,




All members should note the refrigerator in the Ockham Room will be taken off power on the 4th of July, 2016. Due to this, members are requested to take out any and all food items that have been left in the fridge, before the aforementioned date.





*             Game Night

Monday, the 4th of July @ Citadel T100, 19:00

Did you ever want to be a sparkly space narwhal and stab your foes in the heart? Or do you feel like having an epic dance off against your friends? On the 4th of July we are hosting an epic Gamenight, where we will play some really simple games, like Starwhal, Just Dance and Teeworlds and other games you would like to play. The idea is simple, bring your laptop and play some fun games with your friends.

It doesn’t matter whether you are a veteran gamer or if you have never touched a computer in your life, the games that will be played are simple and fun to make sure everyone has a great time!

Bring your laptop, a drink and some food, and come have a good laugh with the rest of us.





*            General Update


The academic year is officially coming to a close and the summer vacation is about to begin! As everyone is busy wrapping up the last remains of assignments, presentations or exams, plans for travelling to new places, returning home, or simply relaxing for the next couple of months bring peace of mind. Within Ockham, one last activity is planned before the holidays, so make sure come to that. Some of the Ockham members graduated from Honours last week. The Board would like to congratulate them heartily. Lastly, on behalf the Board, I wish you

||Happy Holidays||



*            Ockham Pens


This year, the Ockham members will be receiving a special gift from Ockham! The gift is a nice pen with the association name inscribed on it. You can collect your pen in the Ockham Room at any time, until stocks last.



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





Unfortunately, there are no external events this month.








Did you know the answer to last month’s riddle? If you did, congratulations! If not, the answer to the question was as follows:


The answers are all hidden in small objects in the picture-


1. Four. This can be seen from the ‘On Duty’ list on the tree on the right-hand side. The list has four items (people) on it.

2. A few days ago. This is apparent from the cobweb that has grown on the tent.

3. By boat. The oars for rowing the boat can be seen rested against a tree.

4. No. But there is a village close to the campsite, as evidenced by the hen in the picture.

5. South. The pines in the picture have bigger branches on the left. In the Northern hemisphere, the Southern sides of trees receive the bulk of sunlight, and thus, grow larger. So the left side of the picture is the South. The flag is fluttering in the wind, and it shows that the wind is blowing from the South.

6. Morning. Now that the directions are known, it can be seen that the shadows are falling to the West. Thus, the sun must be in the East, which means it is morning.

7. Butterfly Hunting. Alex, the missing fourth guy, is trying to catch butterflies with a net, which is visible in the back.

8. Colin. Letters on their respective bags show that Colin is sitting on the ground, while James is clicking pictures (camera stand in his bag). We know Alex is away, so it must Peter who is on duty today. The list tells us that in that case, Colin was on duty yesterday.

9. 8th. As Peter is on duty today, the schedule list shows that the tday is the 8th.


The New Riddle is as follows:


A hamster is driving in a steam car from Paris to Lyon. Before leaving on the journey, the car weighs exactly two tons (hamster included). Halfway along the trip, the hamster comes across a bridge that he must across, but which can carry exactly two tons and no more. IF the car happens to be heavier, then there is a risk of the bridge collapsing. This means that he should be able to cross the bridge perfectly with his car, but during the ride a small bird lands on the car… And yet, the bridge doesn’t collapse. How is this possible?









*    Monday, 4 July

Game Night @ Citadel T100, 19:00





Unfortunately, there are no external activities this month.








*    4 July

Karlijn van Voorthuizen (20)

Anindya Pakhira (27)

*    5 July

Frederick Lommers (20)

*    7 July

Lisa van Iperen (20)

*    8 July

Janneke Hamburg (23)

*    11 July

Lisanne Oude Maatman (26)

*    12 July

Nathalie Geerlings (23)

*    13 July

Mike Visser (23)

*    15 July

Stefan Rascu (25)

*    16 July

Max Haker (26)

Maaike Hillerström (22)

Caroline Löbker (24)

*    17 July

Stefan van Langevelde (27)

Hajo Broersma (58)

*    18 July

Ragheed Haddad  (25)

*    19 July

Lukas Spielberger (23)

Sanne Groot (23)

*    23 July

Vincent de Boer (22)

Gloria Grommisch (26)

Marjolein Kouwer (24)

*    26 July

Gersom Post Hospers (26)

*    27 July

Dieuwke Maas (20)

*    29 July

Sarah Schöttler (21)





Book: A Book Full of Conflicts

Author: Participants of the Honours Programme (Science Synthesis), 10th Cohort, University of Twente

“The theme of the book is conflict and war… (which is) relevant, challenging, sufficiently general, rich, challenging, interesting to all disciplines… related to Science and in particular to some aspects of the Honours Programme.”

-Miko Elwenspoek, Honours Dean





Composed by the Secretary of H.V. Ockham

Volume 5, number 11