Ockham newsletter July






—Newsletter of July 2015—

Dear member,




*               General update


The last month of this study year had two large activities: lasergaming and the lunch lecture about Green Team Twente. A group of about 30 members went lasergaming in Hengelo. Four teams faced off in the dark rooms while showing their shooting capabilities. During breaks there was an opportunity to cool down with unlimited drinks and by playing some games of pool. It was a fun activity at the end of the year. The lunch lecture was also very interesting. Jan Lenssen gave us a good insight into the workings of Green Team Twente and what it takes to build a sustainable hydrogen powered car. All in all, I think we can look back on a year with great activities. Mostly, we have the committees to thank for that, but of course also the members that were always eager to attend the different activities and all other people that were willing to support us. Thanks to you all for that and of course a happy holiday and until next study year!




More information on the activities as well as photographs can be found on our website. If you want to go to the activity reports directly, than you can click on the following link: http://hvockham.nl/category/reports/


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 answer to the question was as follows:


Fill the 5-gallon jug to the top, and then pour it into the 3-gallon jug until the 3-gallon jug is full. You now have 2 gallons remaining in the 5-gallon jug. Pour out the 3-gallon jug, and then pour the 2 gallons from the 5-gallon jug into the 3-gallon jug. Finally, fill the 5-gallon jug to the top and pour it into the 3-gallon jug until it’s full. Since there was only space left for 1 more gallon in the 3-gallon jug, you now have exactly 4 gallons in the 5-gallon jug.




And now the new riddle:


A hamster was going to St. Ives
It met a man with seven wives
The seven wives had seven sacks
The seven sacks had seven cats
The seven cats had seven kits
Kits, cats, sacks and wives
How many were going to St. Ives?













*     4 July

Karlijn van Voorthuizen (19)

Anindya Pakhira (26)

*     8 July

Janneke Hamburg (22)

*     11 July

Lisanne Oude Maatman (25)

*     12 July

Nathalie Geerlings (22)

*     13 July

Mike Visser (22)

*     15 July

Stefan Rascu (24)

*     16 July

Maaike Hillerström (21)

Caroline Löbker (23)

Max Haker (25)

*     17 July

Stefan van Langevelde (26)

*     18 July

Ragheed Haddad (24)

*     19 July

Sanne Groot (22)

Lukas Spielberger (22)

*     23 July

Vincent de Boer (21)

Gloria Grommisch (25)

*     26 July

Gersom Post Hospers (25)

*     27 July

Dieuwke Maas (19)

*     29 July

Sarah Schöttler (20)




Wild, Cheryl Strayed


Wild tells the story of Cheryl who starts an eleven-hundred-mile solo hike after her life has spiralled out of control. She is lost after her mother dies, her family falls apart and her marriage dissolves. She decides to hike from California to Oregon on the Pacific Crest trail to be alone and to learn to be independent and strong. Along the way, she faces many difficulties and meets a variety of different people. The writer manages to tell the journey with great suspense and style and with just a touch of humour. The experiences of one young woman forging ahead against all odds are captured vividly.  It is just an honest and inspiring story that is beautifully written.

Composed by the secretary of H.V. Ockham

Volume 4, number 11