Invitation to attend Adam Smith Tercentenary Events: University of Glasgow
2023 marks the tercentenary of the birth of Adam Smith. Smith was a key figure in the Scottish Enlightenment and a student, professor and rector of the University of Glasgow. He is widely regarded as the founder of modern economics. His writings still resonate today, with Smith questioning for example ‘what is the wealth of a nation’? He argued that it can’t be captured in the material wealth of a select few but in the wellbeing and prosperity of the population as a whole.
To commemorate Smith’s 300th, the University of Glasgow are running a series of events and activities in June.
Speakers will include Nobel Prize winners and senior policymakers from around the world not often seen in Scotland. There will also be the chance to see the University’s Smith archives including rare first editions, early drafts of key works and records of his time at the University of Glasgow.
Full details and how to take part are available here.
For further details please contact: Professor Graeme Roy, University of Glasgow