The inspiration for the work of the Centre comes from the Rt Hon John Smith QC MP himself.
The night before he died in May 1994, John Smith gave a speech at a Labour Party Gala Dinner. He concluded with these words:
"The opportunity to serve our country - that is all we ask."
That single phrase encapsulates a lifetime of seeking to help others through public service.
Inspiring that in a new generation will be the legacy of the Centre.
For more information on John Smith's time at the University of Glasgow, please see the University of Glasgow story.