Science Academy gets off to a rock and roll start!

Updated 18/09/2014

Gower College Swansea’s Science Academy got off to a rocking start when Dr Mark Lewney visited the Gorseinon campus.

‘Rock Doctor’ Lewney, winner of the first ever FameLab competition, is a guitar physicist who blows the ears with rock guitar and blows the mind with superstring theory.

The Science Academy, which is partly funded through the Reaching Wider project, will run every other week at the Gorseinon campus and at various times throughout the year at Tycoch.

“The Science Academy is a series of science talks, presentations and shows to inspire and enthuse the next generation of scientists in a range of different areas,” explains Reaching Wider coordinator David Bawden. ”We’re hoping future presenters will include Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon, pyro-technician Matthew Tosh and the award-winning Science Made Simple.”