Visit by Professor Isobel Falconer

On a beautiful summer’s day, Professor Isobel Falconer, accompanied by her daughter Jennifer paid a visit to James Clerk Maxwell’s home at Glenlair. Until recently Isobel was the curator of the Cavendish Museum in Cambridge and as one might expect her knowledge of Maxwell and his life was encyclopaedic! One very interesting outcome of the visit is the possible discovery of where young Maxwell had his small laboratory for carrying out his various experiments. It could well have been in the space above the entrance arch to the yard accessed by a flight of wooden stairs, which are still there to this day.

Prof Isobel Falconer

Isobel and Jennifer


Glenlair Yard Entrance

Yard Entrance


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