Tanner Revolution

During the academic year 2015-16, Hertford will celebrate the 50th anniversary of an initiative that defines the college's commitment to fairness and opportunity: the Tanner Scheme.

Throughout the middle 1960’s Hertford operated an uniquely progressive admissions system, so progressive that other colleges consistently attempted to expel us from the system - Keith McLauchlan (Emeritus Fellow)

By being at the forefront of access, Hertford has built a diverse community of friends committed to breaking down barriers. We want to acknowledge what these students have gone on to achieve. But we also want to renew our commitment to encouraging the brightest students to make successful applications to Oxford, whatever their background.