Governor's Adam Smith Lecture 2006

The Governor of the Bank of England is to announce in a lecture in Kirkcaldy, Scotland, tonight that Adam Smith, one of the fathers of economics, is to appear on the Bank of England's new £20 note.
Published on 29 October 2006

The Governor is giving the annual Adam Smith lecture at St Bryce's Kirk in Kirkcaldy, the birthplace of Adam Smith.

The Governor said:

“It is appropriate that tonight here in Kirkcaldy, where Adam Smith found contentment in study and reflection, I can announce that tomorrow the Bank of England will reveal its new £20 note. And the figure celebrated on the new note will, of course, be Adam Smith - the first economist and the first Scotsman to appear on a Bank of England note.”

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