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As a Student

Adam Smith's matriculation record at the University and his awarding of one of the Snell exhibitions to study at Balliol College, Oxford.

As a Professor

Adam Smith's election, acceptance and admission to the Chairs of Logic (1751) and Moral Philosophy (1752) at the University.

Professors' additional duties

Professors in the University were expected to undertake numerous administrative roles due to the relatively small number of staff.

Quaestor of the Library

Adam Smith was offically Quaestor (Treasurer) of the University, responsible for buying books for the Library, from 1758 to 1760.

Dean of Faculty

Adam Smith was elected Dean of Faculty in 1760.

Honorary degree

Adam Smith awarded a Doctor of Laws.

Vice-Rector and Rector

Adam Smith served as both Vice-Rector and Rector.