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A Message from Dr Bernard (Bernie) Curran to the people who remember the great Professor Tanner:

Kate and I met with staff from UON Services yesterday to discuss our “Godfrey” event on Wednesday 27 June (2012). We have decided that there will be a gathering of interested people at 5.30pm in the Godfrey Tanner Bar. UON Services have kindly offered to cater for the event (ie finger food/nibbles etc), and drinks can be purchased from the Bar.

The purpose will be to honour the memory of Godfrey, to present the 2012 Tanner Scholar and to discuss ways in which we can develop a more appropriate way of remembering the contribution of the great man. As you all know we have talked about an Annual Tanner Lecture, and I am attaching Carol Duncan’s email with her suggestions. I hope you will pass on this information and invitation to those who you think will be interested in attending. We will also be trying to gather together previous winners of the Tanner scholarship.

While this is an informal event, it will be absolutely imperative that we have RSVP’s, for catering purposes in particular. We would need to know by COB Friday 22 June (2012).

I hope you can join us.

Best wishes,



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Emeritus Professor Godfrey Tanner

Emeritus Professor Godfrey Tanner

Over the last 12 months there have been a number of pleas for something to be done about the memory of our beloved Godfrey Tanner. These have been in the form of a special commemoration dinner, a special scholarship campaign as well as a publication of some kind. The latest request came from Chris Craig, and I attach his wonderful document regarding the formation of the Tanner Society in the ‘About’ link above.

We would love to get together with a few interested people to map out a strategy to do something in 2009, which fulfills the various expectations.

Dr Bernard Curran

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