Who we are
Founded in 1935, by Sir Edward Appleton, the Maxwell Society is the Physics Department's student society. Our committee is an ambitious and committed group of physics students from a wide range of backgrounds. We serve a dedicated group of members, formed by each and every single person supporting us and making use of our events and different programmes.
WHAT WE DO
The society runs many events which range from talks given by external lecturers, to social gatherings and workshops. We also organise trips and opportunities to improve our members' academic prospects within the university, and their careers as young physicists.
what's OUR MISSION
Our aim is to provide an inclusive environment in which all years can socialise and help each other out. We further want to contribute to the academic experience of King's
undergraduates and members of the public by exposing them to world-leading speakers from outside the university.
Maxwell Lectures are a series of talks given by members of the scientific community to promote current research, industry advancements and science communication and have been running since the 1950's. Some great international researchers we welcomed so far are Prof Jim Al-Khalili, Prof Sean Carroll and Dame Jocelyn Bell-Burnell for instance.
I am delighted to be able to work alongside the Maxwell Society in improving the student experience. Not only does the Society promote physics through invited speakers and external visits, but it also helps develop student skills, vital for employment and further study.
- Professor Peter Main, Head of Departement of Physics, King's College London
Maxwell Society depends on the cooperation and financial support of our partners to keep our events to such a high standard, wherefore we are constantly looking for new partners to cooperate with. If you are interested in supporting the society and our work, please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.
The Institute of Physics is a leading scientific membership society working to advance physics for the benefit of all.
Their purpose is to gather, inspire, guide, represent and celebrate all who share a passion for physics. And, in our role as a charity, we’re here to ensure that physics delivers on its exceptional potential to benefit society.