James Clerk Maxwell

James Clerk Maxwell

Sep 30 2013

Eureka! Time Capsule found – Dated 25th March 1831

Glenlair Time Capsule - Detail (1)

On Thursday 26 September 2013 a most important treasure was unearthed amongst the ruins of Glenlair House. Whilst dismantling the South wall down to the original footings level, a large square stone was removed revealing a square cavity, in which was a glass jar standing upside down. The jar had been sealed with wax, which …

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Jun 23 2012

Sad News

Sam Callander

It is with great sadness that I have to announce that Sam Callander passed away peacefully in Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary on Friday 22 June 2012 after a short illness.   Followers of Maxwell will be very aware of the contribution made by Sam in tirelessly promoting the name and achievements of James Clerk …

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Aug 06 2011

Professor and Mrs Maxwel return to Glenlair

Professor and Mrs Maxwel return to Glenlair

A fancy dress party in honour of the 40th Birthday celebrations of one of our trustees, Angus FERGUSON and his wife Frances (subsequently also elected as a Trustee) provided a splendid opportunity for a return visit by Professor and Mrs James Clerk MAXWELL to GLENLAIR HOUSE. After all, they were about to enter their own …

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Jun 16 2011

James Clerk Maxwell’s Lightning Rod

Jim Rautio, President of Sonnet Software, talks about the lightning rod from Glenlair House, the former home of James Clerk Maxwell Link to video

May 23 2011

Visit by IEEE Members

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On a wet and windy day 26 members of the IEEE braved the elements to visit Glenlair. After an early start from Edinburgh, they arrived at Glenlair around 1020 where they were greeted by the Fergusons and led inside Glenlair Lodge (the old servants quarters) where they were delighted to be offered tea, coffee and …

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Dec 16 2010

STARS: Maxwell’s Equations

Maxwell’s Equations provide a complete description of electromagnetic phenomena and underpin all modern information and communication technologies. They are named after James Clerk Maxwell, the Scottish physicist whose pioneering work during the second half of the 19th century unified the theories of electricity, magnetism, and light. The theory of electromagnetism was built on the discoveries …

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Sep 25 2010

Doors Open Days 2010

A coach load of visitors arrives at Glenlair

For the second year running Glenlair opened its doors to the public as part of the European Heritage Days programme (www.doorsopendays.org.uk). This provides an excellent opportunity not only to show what has been achieved here, but also to spread the word about James Clerk Maxwell to a wider audience not necessarily aware of his immense …

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