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Fri, 12th May 23 - Sun, 11th Jun 23 19:00 - 21:00

Adam Smith Tercentenary Celebrations



Various throughout Kirkcaldy
Heartlands of Fife

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2023 marks the Tercentenary of world-renowned economist and philosopher, Adam Smith, who was born in the Fife town of Kirkcaldy in 1723. 

Smith, who is affectionately known as the 'father of economics' and 'Kirkcaldy's famous son', has published a range of notable works, including the hugely influential 'Wealth of Nations' which has made a significant contribution to modern day economics and politics. 

To celebrate this special anniversary, the Adam Smith Global Foundation have planned a busy programme of events, including talks and lectures from internationally renowned academics, economists, authors, politicians and philosophers, including Sir Michael Marmot, Larry Summers, Ed Balls, Stephanie Flanders and Alexander McCall Smith. 

The event will also feature the Annual Adam Smith Lecture which will be delivered by journalist, Robert Peston, the annual Adam Smith Food Festival, a garden party in Adam Smith's Garden, live music, a birthday party at Kirkcaldy Town Square and various family activities throughout the week. 

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Various throughout Kirkcaldy
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