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Education programmes

Economics, philosophy, politics, history, sociology. The range of subjects covered by Smith in his influential works remain key topics in the education of Scotland’s fifth and sixth year pupils.

Working within Scotland’s Curriculum for Excellence, our programmes aim to develop successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors. 

A dedicated, education officer will be responsible for drawing together the different strands of Smith’s life and works, as well as the Scottish Enlightenment, for this specific audience. Teaching packs will give education providers information and ideas for class discussion while the pupils themselves will be provided with resources to help them get the most out of their visit. Other plans include school debating contests and business leaders of the future classes.

International study

Adam Smith is a global figure, his works discussed wherever students, economists, politicians and philosophers gather. It’s natural, therefore, that Panmure House should reach out far beyond the city of Edinburgh. Building on Edinburgh Business School’s renowned MBA and DBA programmes and highly respected faculty, our international programmes will also feature leading lecturers from across Scotland’s universities.

Together, we’ll provide thought-provoking, practical education on Smith’s life and work and the radical nature of Scotland’s role in the creation of modern economics, medicine, engineering, philosophy and scientific thought.

Summer schools are planned with curricula reflecting the wide-ranging nature of Smith’s enquiries into social and economic issues. 

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"when Adam Smith lived in Panmure House he made it a hub of intellectual enlightenment ... Panmure House should be restored to that purpose once again"
Dr Eamonn Butler Dr Eamonn Butler Director, Adam Smith Institute