Team and supporters

Project team

Project Board

The Adam Smith 300 Project Board is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the project, the organisation of all activities, outputs, and budgets.

  • Dr Craig Smith, is the intellectual lead of Adam Smith 300, and manages the Smith as Scholar pillar.
  • Professor Tom Scotto, Professor of Politics, coordinates the Smith as Educator pillar.
  • Professor Kathleen Riach, from Adam Smith Business School, supports the Smith and Citizen pillar.

Professor Graeme Roy, Dean of External Engagement, provides support across all the strands of the project. 

Mrs Amy Laux, Adam Smith 300 Project Manager, is responsible for the co-ordination of the programme of commemorative activities to achieve the collective aims of the Project Board.

The Project Board is also supported by a solid infrastructure of events management, global networks and strategic multimedia and communications expertise. 

Project Board liaises with a number of other bodies including the University of Glasgow Adam Smith Working Group which will direct other UofG events and initiatives planned for 2023.

The Project Board also ensures close coordination with other events planned around Smith's tercentenary in key Smithian locations involving  organisations such as: 

Academic Advisory Board

The Academic Advisory Board is made of up of senior Adam Smith experts from a range of academic disciplines and international backgrounds and will have advanced views of all published material, syllabi and teaching material. The Academic Advisory Board will peer review, comment, and advise on outputs as they are developed.

Partners and funders


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This project/ publication was made possible through the support of Grant 62660 from the John Templeton Foundation. The opinions expressed in this publiation are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the John Templeton Foundation.



The John Templeton Foundation seeks to inspire awe and wonder through funding work on subjects ranging from black holes and evolution to creativity, forgiveness, and free will. We also encourage civil, informed dialogue among scientists, philosophers, theologians, and the public at large. Do we inhabit a multiverse? Do we have free will? Is evolution directional? Are we immortal? Was the universe created? What is love? It shares Sir John Templeton’s optimism about the power of the sciences and other discovery-oriented disciplines to advance our understanding of the deepest and most perplexing questions facing humankind.


Other organisations with which we have active on-going collaborations include: