Grace A. Tanner Lecture in Human Values

Grace a Tanner Lecture in Human ValuesObert C. Tanner was a Professor of philosophy at the University of Utah, as well as an industrialist and a philanthropist. Of all the gifts he has left to universities, the one he was proudest of is the Lectures on Human Values. The Tanner Lecture on Human Values was formally established at the University of Cambridge, England on July 1, 1978. In writing about the purpose of these lectures, Professor Tanner said, “I see them simply as a search for a better understanding of human behavior and human values." To this end, the lecture provides a forum in which to promote scholarly and scientific learning in the field of human values while embracing moral, artistic, intellectual, and spiritual values—both individual and social—and advancing the full register of values pertinent to the human condition, interest, behavior, and aspiration.

Tanner Center Lecture Archive

Fall 2024 Grace A. Tanner Lecture

Thursday, October 3rd. More details forthcoming.