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2021: Celebrate JCM's 190th Anniversary!

Welcome to the James Clerk Maxwell Foundation

Honorary Patron: Professor Peter Higgs CH FRS FRSE


James Clerk Maxwell with his colour wheel.

Please explore our website to find out more about James Clerk Maxwell, the great Scottish natural philosopher, and the activities of the JCM Foundation.

We have a wealth of information about Maxwell and his work with many articles, video documentaries, audio documentaries, posters and other documents available in our Resources section as well as a picture gallery site.

2021 is the 190th anniversary of Maxwell's birth. Please see more details here.

Information about our outreach activities is given below.


Book a tour of India Street

Real-life visits to Maxwell's birthplace at 14 India Street now running at 3pm on Tuesdays. Bookiing details are here


September 25th, 2021 - Doors Open Day

Real-life visits to Maxwell's birthplace at 14 India Street. Details are here


September 2021 - Orkney International Science Festival

On September 6th there are three lectures related to Maxwell

Details of the lectures can be found here.

All of the lectures will be available on YouTube on the OISF channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/OISFestival


August 2021 - Summer Newsletter published

The summer edition of our Newsletter is a Homage to Heinrich Hertz. Please download a PDF copy here.


2020 Annual Report published

Please see the Annual Report for 2020 by our Trustees.




14 India Street, Edinburgh

Tours of James Clerk Maxwell’s Birthplace:

The Foundation bought the house in 1993. This elegant Georgian house, after period restoration, displays a growing collection of heritage material associated with James Clerk Maxwell, his associates and family circle.

Our panoramic virtual tour is availble to allow viewers to see inside the restored house and view the exhibits in detail at their own pace.

Fortunately, after a pause of 18 months because of the public health crisis, we are now allowed to re-start real-life tours of the house in a limited way.


We (co-)fund the following:

... and produce Newsletters

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The JCM Foundation is a charity formed in Scotland in 1977. (Registered Charity SC015003)
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