Life, work and legacy
About Adam Smith's life and his time at Glasgow University. Explore his influential works and learn about his legacy.
The Wealth of Nations
What did Adam Smith say in his most famous book? Learn more about The Wealth of Nations and his other important writings.
Smith and Glasgow today
The University of Glasgow is a major centre for the study of Adam Smith and the Scottish Enlightenment, and holds many significant artefacts connected with Smith.
Smith as scholar
How does Smith help us understand society and the world around us?
Smith as educator
How does Smith educate people to live virtuous lives in a modern commercial society?
300 years of Adam Smith
On the tercentenary of Adam Smith's birth, the University of Glasgow helped people around the world explore his thinking and his legacy.
Promoting an informed understanding of Smith and his approach to morality and markets is at the heart of Adam Smith 300.
We inspired an on-going discussion about Adam Smith, his world-changing ideas and their relevance to the problems of the 21st century.
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