Obert C. Tanner Lectures 2022: Providing for a nation’s health, in a global context

This year's Obert C. Tanner Lectures will take place from 1-2 February 2022, focusing on the subject 'Providing for a nation’s health, in a global context'.

The Tanner Foundation has graciously enabled Clare Hall to hold a double Tanner event across two interconnected evenings.

Please complete this form to receive information on these Lectures via email. We aim to launch the Eventbrite page for digital event reservations on w/c 17 January.


Evening 1

The relationship between national and global health

Professor Allen Buchanan, Professor Emeritus, Duke University; Professor of Philosophy, University of Arizona; Professor of the Philosophy of International Law, Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College, London.

Professor Cécile Fabre, Professor of Political Philosophy and Senior Research Fellow in Politics, All Souls College, Oxford.

Professor Sir Paul Tucker, Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School; former Deputy Governor of the Bank of England.


Evening 2

The consequences for healthcare practice, globally

Professor Trish Greenhalgh, Professor of Primary Care Health Sciences, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, Oxford University.

Professor Ama de-Graft Aikins, British Academy Global Professor, University College London.

Professor Alexander Bird, Bertrand Russell Professor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge; Fellow of St John’s College, Cambridge.


In founding the Tanner Lectures, Professor Obert Clark Tanner said,“I hope these lectures will contribute to the intellectual and moral life of mankind. I see them simply as a search for a better understanding of human behaviour and human values. This understanding may be pursued for its own intrinsic worth, but it may also eventually have practical consequences for the quality of personal and social life".

Clare Hall hosts the Obert C. Tanner Lecture in Cambridge. Tanner Lectures are also held annually at Harvard University, Princeton University, Yale University, University of California, Berkeley, Stanford University, University of Utah, University of Michigan and in Oxford at Linacre College.


Further details and booking information will follow soon. Both evening sessions will begin at 5pm.

For any queries, please email college.registrar@clarehall.cam.ac.uk