James Clerk Maxwell was  hailed as the No 1 Scientist in a National Library of Scotland poll, and the 4th most important topic in Scotland’s History by a BBC poll.

Scottish Parliament Debate on
James Clerk Maxwell
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Lord Falconer performing the opening

Lord Falconer of Thoroton, QC, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs, opened the James Clerk Maxwell Science Centre at Edinburgh Academy on Friday 3rd November 2006. Pictured, from left, are  John Light (Rector),  Lord Falconer (himself an 'Academical') and Mr J D Hood (of the Academy's Court of Directors)