University of Glasgow commemorates the tercentenary of Adam Smith

The University of Glasgow is marking the 300th anniversary of pioneering Scot Adam Smith with a year-long event of his life, work and impact.

The tercentenary celebration of The Father of Economics consists of a host of occasions in Scotland and around the globe, developed to influence restored conversation about Smith’s concepts.

Smith’s work has actually had an enduring influence on the method the world thinks about economics, politics and society more broadly. The scheduled program of occasions intends to think about how his concepts from 300 years ago can assist address a few of the most significant obstacles we deal with today.

Throughout 2023 the University of Glasgow has a raft of programs and occasions that will offer academics, trainees and the general public brand-new insights into his life and work. Emphasizes consist of:

  • Tercentenary Week– a weeklong series of activities, consisting of talks and exhibits in June 2023 at the University of Glasgow including scholars from the London School of Economics, the universities of Princeton and Harvard and the University of Cambridge.
  • An on school and virtual exhibit of substantial and uncommon Smith-related artifacts– consisting of letters, initially edition books and product from the University of Glasgow’s archives.
  • The Adam Smith Tercentenary Global Lecture Series, including worldwide popular speakers from academic community, service and public law.
  • New research study into Smith’s life and works.
  • The Royal Economic Society and Scottish Economic Society Joint Conference in April, including international academics contemplating Smith’s tradition.

Other activities include a nationwide trainee competitors to re-design the front cover of The Wealth of Nations, online courses for adult students, and brand-new programs to present high school to Adam Smith and his concepts.

Universities from throughout the world, in North and South America, Asia, Africa, Europe and Australia will be participating in the ceremonies with their own occasions to mark the tercentenary.

Teacher Sir Anton Muscatelli, Principal and Vice Chancellor, University of Glasgow, stated: “Adam Smith is among our most well-known alumni and he left an enduring effect on the University of Glasgow, on the fields of economics and ethical approach, and on the larger world. His research studies and works presented originalities, insights and ideas that formed our understanding of economics today however were innovative in their day.

“To mark the tercentenary of his birth we will see academics, trainees and the general public discuss his ongoing importance at a series of occasions occurring in Glasgow and throughout the world.

“I anticipate participating in the University’s ceremony of Adam Smith as we assess his tradition and think about how his ideas and concepts from 300 years ago can still assist us respond to the best obstacles these days.”

Smith, born in Kirkcaldy, Fife, in June 1723 began his research studies at the University of Glasgow aged 14. In 1740, he was granted the Snell Scholarship, which is still out there today, and delegated study at Oxford. In 1751, Smith went back to Glasgow as a Professor of Logic, later on ending up being Professor of Moral Philosophy.

While at Glasgow, Smith released the very first edition of The Theory of Moral Sentiments in 1759, establishing upon the concepts and ideas checked out in his lectures.

Smith’s last connection with the University can be found in 1787 when he presumed the popular position of Rector. He released perhaps his most popular work The Wealth of Nations in 1776 and passed away in 1790.

A brand-new site has actually been established as part of the University’s events and you can learn more about Adam Smith’s life and work, in addition to the occasions and lecture series here:


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