Camden Lock, LondonWorld renowned Theoretical Zombiologist Doctor Austin is premiering his latest spoof lecture Zombie Science: Brain of the Dead at the London Horror Festival this October.

The lecture lifts the lid on the Zombie skull and peers into the brain of the infamous movie monster, explaining the science of Zombies using interactive demonstrations and a multi-media presentation. Brain of the Dead is the third show in the Zombie Science series, which has attracted audiences of over 30,000 at more than 400 lectures across the UK and Ireland and is supported by a Society Award from the Wellcome Trust.

You won’t survive a Zombie outbreak if you don’t know your science, were Zombieism to be like Rabies then amputating a bitten limb may be a life saving procedure. But should it be different, amputation is pointless, messy, and embarrassing. – Doctor Austin

In the lecture Doctor Austin explains which parts of the brain a Zombie disease would have to attack to produce the symptoms seen in fiction.

A real Zombie could have a compulsion to continually eat, but they would eat anything, not just human flesh and brains. Hollywood has propagated serious misinformation about Zombies, just to sell tickets. I’m here to tell the truth. And sell tickets.

Audience members will be invited to conduct brain surgery on a Zombie patient, remove Zombie ticks from a patient’s arm, and try out specialised goggles that let you see in Zombie vision.

Alongside the new show Doctor Austin will also be presenting his original lecture Zombie Science 1Z as part of a special double feature night at the Etcetera Theatre. 1Z explains the potential cause of a Zombie disease and importantly how to prevent, cure and contain it.

Zombie Science: Brain of the Dead & Zombie Science 1Z, The Etcetera Theatre, Camden High Street, NW1 7BU from the 28th to the 29th of October. More details: www.etceteratheatre.com

Supported by the Wellcome Trust and the University of Glasgow.

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