Kelvin Maxwell Fund

William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin and James Clerk Maxwell


The Kelvin Maxwell Fund was founded in 2017 to provide financial support for the Institute's outreach activities in Scotland.

The fund will support physics outreach exclusively in Scotland, with the aim of reaching new audiences and inspiring Scotland’s future physicists.

The IOP is currently developing a programme of public engagement with the aim of reaching across Scotland to generate greater curiosity about physics and to make it more accessible to young and old alike. Some proposals include science storytelling events, embedding physics into Scotland’s festival scene and engaging with communities in hard to reach places. The IOP is hoping that involvement in activities like these will have an influence long after the events.

If you are interested in supporting the Kelvin Maxwell Fund, please make a gift on our website