Jul 8, 2018
Theoretical zombiologist Dr. Smith joined us during the 2017
Fringe to explore the real science behind a potential zombieism
outbreak. Zombieism is a fairly new field but has great relevance
in our everyday lives. Unfortunately Dr. Smith's very
interesting talk was heavy on visuals/video and not really
appropriate for audio release. Thankfully he very kindly agreed to
answer our questions beforehand on this very important issue and
its implications for the field of disease and infection
Dr. Smith has been giving talks on the science of zombies for many years from Brighton to Unst, informing and inspiring over 20,000 people. When not lecturing, he works for the Zombie Institute for Theoretical Studies, where he and his colleagues prepare for the Zombie Apocalypse. With the motto "love the zombie, hate the zombieism", the group focuses on how the condition could come about and how it could be prevented and treated. He is often asked if he has ever seen a real zombie, but, thanks to the groups preventative measures, none has yet been forthcoming.
Supported by the Wellcome Trust and University of Glasgow.
Twitter - @ZombieScience1Z