James Lees

Physicist, Science Communicator, Author


Author of Several Popular Science Books with more on the way.


Delivery of hundreds of talks and workshops to schools, festivals, and adult audiences.


Worked all kinds of events (including dressing up for them) across the UK.


I can help you with outreach training, consultancy, or development of bespoke exhibitions/events.


I have provided delivery and support for a range of one-off events and festivals. This has involved all levels of involvement from being involved in delivery at events to supporting their running to being a lead organiser.Events Ran
- IOP Outreach and Communicators Conference
- York Geekfest
- York Science Week
Event Operational Support
- The Cheltenham Science Festival
- The Festival of Ideas
- The Schools Astronomy Conference
- The Big Telescope Fair

Everything Else
Across my career i've been involved in a whole bunch of other things and one-offs which I have included below
- Provided expert advice and demonstrations for major YouTuber UpIsNotJump (>1million subscribers)
- Provided scientific expertise for Vox Media
- Science Expert for BBC Radio
Professional Memberships
- Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society (FRAS)
- Member of the Institute of Physics (MIoP)
- Institute of Physics Communicators Committee
- Member of the Association of British Science Writers (MABSW)
- Chair of the Science and Technology Facilities Council PEER Forum


I have several years of providing science communication training to students and adults. This is in the form of workshops and 1-1 mentoring.
Outreach Development
I have worked developing outreach workshops, talks and events for major clients such as 'Virgin' and 'The British Science Association' alongside developing my own workshops.

Interested In Me Working For You?
Interested in my help for training or developing your outreach program? Need an experience outreach delivery, want a book writing, or perhaps just want some outreach advice?
Feel free to get in touch at jamesdoesscience@gmail.com and i'll my best to help out.


I have delivered talks and workshops on nearly every physics topic (and lots of non-physics topics) across the UK. This has included to audiences of school children (primary and secondary), as well as general audiences.Examples of Major Deliveries
- Cheltenham Science Festival
- Deershed Festival
- Festival Of Ideas
- Three Minute Thesis
Currently Running Major Talks
- Cryptorealities: An Angry Beginning, A Failing Present
- You're Stupid and So Am I: Scientific Ignorance and Experts
- All These Worlds: Exoplanets
Past Talks
- Digital Storage: Remembering Everything
- Temperature on the Very Very Small Scale
- The Sky Above Us
Lighter Hearted Talks
- Astrology: Even the Stars Say It's Nonsense
- Oh the People You'll Meet

Want to know if I have a talk/workshop suitable for you? Just get in touch!


All my released books can be found on amazon here.

Physics in 50 Milestone Moments
Quarto Publishing
A timeline of key moments in the history of physics leading from 8'000BCE to the modern day.Available in multiple languages

Who Knew? Physics
Bright Press
Answers to questions about the way our universe works in a fun and informative style.

Quantum Theory
Flame Tree Press
A look at the seminal works of quantum theory and how they created our modern conception of science.Available in extended version

Foundations Series - Physics
Flame Tree Publishing
A series of concise books covering the works of many of the most important physicists in history.

Upcoming Books
More books have been written and are awaiting publication in 2024.

Other Writings
You can also find my writing across assorted magazines and newspapers such as 'Popular Science', 'Nouse', and 'Physics Review'.

Interested in me writing for you? Just get in touch!