Rock Guitar Science Shows for Schools

Dr Mark Lewney, the Rock Doctor, winner of the first ever FameLab® competition and guitar physicist blows your ears with rock guitar and blows your mind by Superstring Theory. Mark delivers amazing physics, science and maths shows, talks and presentations for schools and colleges - all complementing the national curriculum for science at KS3, KS4, GCSE and A Level.

"Gobsmackingly amazing ... a high energy performer" Simon Singh, science writer

"A cross between Einstein and Jimi Hendrix" CBBC

"Virtuoso performance ... a great communicator" Daily Telegraph

"A gust of fresh air" Times Higher Education Supplement

"When are you going to grow up?!" Lord Robert Winston, BBC Television Presenter

On this site you can read some of the feedback from schools who have hosted his science shows, view his TV clips, hear his radio appearances, read his press articles and find out if he’s appearing near you soon.

Mark has appeared on Radio 4’s Material World as a guitar expert, on BBC's Newsnight as a "physics evangelist" (click WATCH and skip to 4 min 50 s), and on CBBC’s Xchange! as the “Rock Doctor”, being introduced as a cross between Einstein and Jimi Hendrix.

In 2007 Mark presented his guitar physics 3 Minute Wonder on Channel 4.

An extended guitar science lecture (Parts 1, 2 and 3) was recorded by the Cool Acoustics team at Loughborough University, and he also appeared in a BBC Money Programme special on patents and inventions, entitled Britain's Brilliant Ideas Boom, and on the ONE show, both broadcast last November.

Mark's Institute of Physics Tour was featured in the Guardian's music section, and the highs and lows of the Tour were the focus of a Physics World article in July 2009.

For the Tour, Mark's guitar was airbrushed by Jim Fogarty, the UK's premier guitar artist. YouTube video coming soon.

Mark has performed at the Tokyo International Science Festival (see YouTube clip) and has just returned from the Orkney Science Festival, who liked him so much they gave him his own roadsign ...