From Autumn 2021, Panmure House will facilitate and deliver the Smith Schools’ Seminars.
This programme is designed to inspire and educate school pupils about the life, work and times of Adam Smith and the profound influence of the Scottish Enlightenment across the world.
The Seminars are designed with skills development and critical thinking as key objectives.
A memorable, enriching experience for pupils
We aim to inspire students to continue to study, to question the world around them and to find ways to bring about a more just society, just as Smith did 250 years ago.
If you are a primary or secondary school teacher working in Scotland, please contact us to find out more about the programme.
The Seminars provide a unique opportunity to be transported out of the classroom, to learn more about Scotland’s history and to develop debating skills which will help you to become more persuasive. At the start of the course, you will learn about Adam Smith, his ideas, Edinburgh, Scotland and the Scottish Enlightenment and as we progress together, we will teach you how to debate and ask critical questions.
You will have the rare opportunity to visit Panmure House in person. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn new skills and be inspired by the work of one of Scotland's greatest thinkers.
For teachers, the programme provides an enriching and memorable experience for students and is carefully developed with critical thinking as a key outcome. Our intention is to upskill and inspire students for further education. Through our ties to Heriot-Watt University, this is a memorable way to introduce students to tertiary education. The programme includes digital content, a variety of quality videos and the opportunity to travel to Panmure House.
Get in Touch
Our Programme Executive, Natasha Ashley, is delivering the Smith School's seminars. If you'd like further information about this programme, please complete the contact us form.