The University of Cambridge hosted this year’s meeting last week of the Tanner Trustees, comprising leaders of the most prestigious universities in the United States and the UK.—Obert Clark Tanner
This year’s meeting took place at Clare Hall and the College, in collaboration with the Vice-Chancellor’s Office, organised a series of events to welcome those very special guests.
A private dinner took place at the Fitzwilliam Museum. The new exhibition, "The Search for Immortality: Tomb Treasures of Han China" was opened for this special occasion. Guests were welcomed by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, the President of Clare Hall, Sir Martin Harris and the President of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Timothy Potts. Many Heads of House were also present.
The next day after their annual meeting, the Tanner Trustees were officially welcomed by the Chancellor and the Vice-Chancellor of the University in the Old Schools.
The Tanner Trustees are all members of Institutions which present annual Tanner Lectures on Human Values. Those include Harvard University, the University of Michigan, Princeton University, the University of California, Stanford University, Yale University, The University of Utah, the University of Oxford (represented by Linacre College) and the University of Cambridge (represented by Clare Hall).
The Tanner Lectures were established by the American scholar, industrialist and philanthropist, Obert Clark Tanner in 1978.