Ockham newsletter August






—Newsletter of August 2015—

Dear member,




*               General update


Summer has fully started now and most of us will probably be in full vacation mode. Last month, no official activities took place so there is not much to update on. This will therefore be a shorter-than-usual newsletter. In September the newsletter will be in its usual form with new activities among which the General Members’ Meeting. More information will follow the upcoming month. Enjoy the rest of your vacation and until September!



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.




Did you know the answer to last month’s riddle? If you did, congratulations! If not, the following riddle actually has two possible solutions that are detailed below:


One hamster is going to St. Ives (the narrator). Because the narrator "met" all of the others mentioned in the poem, this implies that they walked past each other in opposite directions, and thus none of the wives, sacks, cats, or kits was actually headed to St. Ives.


In the second solution you can assume that all the people, sacks, and animals mentioned were heading for St. Ives. In this case, we would have 1 narrator + 1 man + 7 wives + 49 sacks + 343 cats + 2401 kits = 2802 total going to St. Ives. However, this isn’t the traditional answer.


The next riddle pertains to the image below:



Look at the 9 dots in this image. Can you draw 4 straight lines, without picking up your pen from the paper, that go through all 9 dots?






*     2 August

Frederiek Wesel (21)

*     3 August

Hannah Ruppelt (23)

*     4 August

Noor Godijk (20)

Brian Chang (20)

*     5 August

Anna Ross (31)

*     6 August

Ruud van Damme (60)

*     9 August

Eva Leemans (24)

*     10 August

Tobias Vermeer (22)

*     13 August

Martijn van Bergen (20)

Lisette Groeneveld (21)

*     14 August

Daan Poppema (22)

*     15 August

Frank Brussel (28)

*     19 August

Victor Reijnders (22)

*     20 August

Laurens Klein Kranenburg (24)




‘Het Kantelingsalfabet’,
Richard van der Lee & Pieter Taffijn, among other co-authors

Change your thoughts and you change your world. That is the central thought that brought this book into ‘creation’. More than 90 authors worked together to write this book; to tell their vision. Within four months the writers managed to tell a story about inspiration and visions, starting with A and ending with Z. Amongst other things, themes like society and education play a central role in this book.

Composed by the secretary of H.V. Ockham

Volume 4, number 12