On 5 September 2015 Hertford celebrated its first Tanner Day, with guests coming together to celebrate the revolutionary legacy of Neil Tanner. Alumni and friends of the college marked Hertford’s ongoing commitment to access, and we heard from many of those who remembered their time at the college, and Neil himself, with gratitude, warmth and conviviality.
If you weren’t able to join us on the day, you can still enjoy the talks, which were themed around diversity and inclusivity (values that underpin Hertford’s access ethos) by using the links below:
Will Hutton spoke about ‘How Good We Can Be’ and the crisis of purpose in Britain, asking how we can repurpose our capitalism and hold our companies to account
Theresa Moran (1983), Jonathan Swallow (1971), Judith Samuel (1979), Mike Fordham (1983), Isobel Collyer (1982), Niccola Swan, and Peter Newman (1973) each gave a short recollection of their time at Hertford - some humorous, some poignant, all of them thought-provoking
Julian Tanner, Neil’s son, shared a speech from the 1970sabout the ‘Hertford Scheme’ which illuminated the mischievous character of his father, the access pioneer