At the meeting of the LRS on 8th February 2017 our good friend Prof. Tom Stevenson of the Museum of Communication in Burntisland presented a biography of James Clerk Maxwell and described some of his contributions to science which have had a huge impact on our modern way of life. Maxwell [1831 – 1879] was a member of the Clerk family of Penicuik. He was one of our greatest scientists, ranked alongside Newton and Einstein, yet he is not well-known even in the land of his birth.
The lecture was interspersed with music. Maxwell was fond of the poetry of Burns and he wrote his own poems, some amusing, some thought provoking.
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