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James Clerk Maxwell was known as 'Dafty' at Edinburgh Academy because his accent and clothes made him stand out as a country boy.
James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879)
Places to visit
Locations and visitor attractions associated with James Clerk Maxwell:
Cavendish Museum, University of Cambridge:
Holds pieces of Maxwell's experimental apparatus.
Dumfries and Galloway
- Parton Church:
Maxwell is buried here and there is also a commemorative stone.
- James Clerk Maxwell Foundation:
Located at 14 India Street, Edinburgh – Maxwell's birthplace. Visits by appointment.
- Statue of James Clerk Maxwell:
Erected at the east end of George Street in November 2008.