Visit to Adam Smith Panmure House (30th May 2024)

On 30th May, Deputy Consul General Minori Ishii visited Adam Smith’s Panmure House at the invitation of Professor Adam Dixon, Adam Smith Chair in Sustainable Capitalism. Panmure House is known for the fact that Adam Smith, the Scottish philosopher and ‘father of modern economics’, lived there for the last twelve years of his life, during which time he completed the final editions of his master works: The Theory of Moral Sentiments and The Wealth of Nations. Other great luminaries and thinkers of the Scottish Enlightenment such as James Hutton who is regarded as the founder of modern geology and Joseph Black, one of the founding fathers of  modern chemistry, visited Smith regularly at the House during this period, to debate and shape the ideas that went on to form the basis of our modern society.
In 2008, Edinburgh Business School of Heriot-Watt University undertook to rescue this historic House from dereliction. Following major renovation, the House was formally opened in November 2018 as ‘Adam Smith’s Panmure House’. The House aims to provide world-class 21st-century social and economic debate and research, convening in the name of Adam Smith to effect positive change. Panmure House hosts a series of talks and lectures as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the talk by Mr Jesper Koll titled “Japan – Capitalism that works” will be held from 20th to 25th August this year.
Adam Smith is buried in Canongate Kirk, which is next to Panmure House, so why don’t you visit there as well when you have a chance?
Adam Smith Panmure House Website:
Talk by Jesper Koll on Japan – Capitalism that works: