Events at Glasgow University
A wide range of events is taking place during 2023 to mark the tercentenary of Adam Smith, including conferences, workshops, lectures, student activities, public talks and exhibitions, and more.
Many events will be hosted here at the University of Glasgow. Others are happening in Kirkcaldy and Edinburgh in Scotland, and our partners across the world are also participating in this major commemoration.
We hope you can join us at one or more of these opportunities to reflect upon the life, work and legacy of Adam Smith.
Smith Around the World Lecture Series
Adam Smith 300 is a timely opportunity to renew the global interest in Adam Smith - a world-changer and one of the world's most inspiring political economists - and to bring his ideas and legacy into contemporary debates around the globe.
Over the course of 2023, our global university partners will be hosting Smith Around the World Lecture Series on their campuses. This series will be recorded and shared with our global community.
Tercentenary Week: 5-10 June 2023
Join us for Tercentenary Week, an opportunity to hear some of the world's most prestigious speakers on Adam Smith's legacy.
Enjoy commemorative activities including an exhibition, a public event with academics and policymakers, a student conference, tours, and workshops.
The week concludes with a day-long symposium where international scholars and practitioners will bring Smith into conversation with contemporary issues.
Adam Smith 300 exhibition
The University of Glasgow holds one of the most significant collections of Smith related artefacts.
To mark the Tercentenary it will host an on-campus and parallel virtual exhibition to coincide with key events in the programme.
This will include Smith-related letters, books, and material from the University Archives and the Hunterian Museum, as well as reflections on his time in Glasgow at the beginning of the industrial and imperial age.
The virtual exhibit will be preserved as a long-term online resource to promote Adam Smith and his ideas.
See some of the events that have been taking place as part of the Adam Smith Tercentenary.
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