Adam Smith in Glasgow

Adam Smith in Glasgow

A glass paste sculpture relief medallion of Professor Adam Smith, designed by the Scottish engraver James Tassie, 1789.  Inscription on the base of the cameo says " Adam Smith in his 64th year, 1789".  (Courtesy of the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, University of Glasgow.)Adam Smith (1723-1790), the moral philosopher and economist was one of the most widely-read and influential thinkers of the Scottish Enlightenment.  His time at the University of Glasgow, as a student, Professor and office-bearer, is illustrated in this exhibition.

The University of Glasgow hosted a conference to mark the 250th anniversary of the publication of Adam Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments. Entitled "Smith in Glasgow '09," it took place between 31st March and 2nd April 2009. For more information, please go to the Smith in Glasgow '09 website.