Adam Smith Tercentenary Week: University of Glasgow


Date: 5-10 June 2023


This June, the University of Glasgow invites high profile speakers and guests to Glasgow for a week of commemorative events to mark Adam Smith’s birthday.

Tercentenary Week is the focal point of the UofG’s Adam Smith 300 events taking place throughout 2023 to reflect on the life, works and legacy of one of our most famous and notable alumni.


Hunter Lecture Series

Listen to some prestigious speakers deliver evening lectures at the University of Glasgow.


Adam Smith 300 Academic Workshops

Sessions to encourage deep thought as to Adam Smith’s writings and his relevance to contemporary economic and policy debate. On 8 June 2023, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm.


Adam Smith 300 Symposium

A Symposium on Saturday 10 June will conclude Tercentenary Week. This day-long event will feature international scholars and practitioners, who will bring Smith into conversations with contemporary issues. Key speakers and panellists include Professor Sir Tim Besley (LSE); Professor Anne Case (Princeton); Professor Diane Coyle (Cambridge); and Professor Ben Friedman (Harvard).


Tercentenary Week is held in partnership with the Adam Smith Global Foundation and Panmure House.

Find out more and sign up to events: https://www.gla.ac.uk/explore/adamsmith300/events/tercentenaryweek/