How America made Adam Smith an icon - and why we still need to read him
Dr Glory Liu delivers the 2023 Lights of Caledonia Lecture at Panmure House in Edinburgh. Dr Liu discusses Smith's journey to iconic status through American Economic thought and why it's important we still read him today. Written by Kenny Kemp
The Need for a New Social Contract
Baroness Minouche Shafik Delivers Thought-Provoking Adam Smith Address on Need for a New Social Contact at Panmure House in Edinburgh. Written by Kenny Kemp
Why the Privileged Leader must step up to solve a global challenge
We face another pandemic in 2021 which now requires a moral ‘vaccine’.
An Architect’s Challenge: Interview with Panmure House architect, Jon Newey
Jon Newey, a member of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland, was selected to transform the derelict and forlorn Panmure House into an internationally acclaimed centre for Scotland’s most famous economist Adam Smith.
Orwell & Smith
Two outstanding writers of their generations shared a similar and critical fate, the inaugural Inspirational Alba address in Panmure House heard in Edinburgh, in early 2020, before the Covid-19 lockdown.
A road map for a better future
Distinguished global economist and writer, and former Management Editor of The Economist, Frances Cairncross has been in the vanguard of thinkers interpreting and making sense of our chaotic and contradictory world. Dr Cairncross is also Chair of Heriot-Watt University Court, where she helps guide the institution’s future. She talks with Panmure House Perspectives Writer Kenny Kemp.
Home at last: a professor’s journey with Adam Smith
The regeneration of Panmure House, Adam Smith’s final home, is now nearing completion. Panmure House Perspectives met with Professor Keith Lumsden, former director of Edinburgh Business School and the driving force behind the original project. He speaks with chief writer Kenny Kemp.
Tackling the crime of our time
Dr Steve Johnson reviews a serious issue that is endemic in our business world: fraud. So what motivates those who steal from their employers and what can be done to halt this alarming global trend? He speaks to Kenny Kemp about his doctoral research inside a Southeast Asian non-governmental organisation.
Panmure House Perspectives began life as a biannual business magazine. Hard-copy printing ceased in response to the Covid-19 pandemic in early 2020, and all our articles are now published fully online. Past editions of the printed magazine are still available to download in PDF format below.