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Zombies and vampires and bats, oh my!

Date: Sunday 9th June   /   Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

In this talk, Tracey Jolliffe, aka @The_BatNurse will look at the history of zombies and vampires in popular folklore, and will discuss some of the common infectious diseases that may have given rise to the myths and legends.

Tracey is a Biomedical Scientist working in an NHS microbiology laboratory, diagnosing viral and bacterial infections. A former veterinary nurse, she has a keen interest in zoonotic and anthropogenic infections. Outside of her work she is involved in various aspects of bat conservation, particularly the care of sick and injured bats. She holds a bat roost visitors licence from NatureScot. She is also an ambassador for the charity Give A Kidney, promoting altruistic kidney donation.

Doors open at 1pm for a 1.30pm prompt start.


This event is open to all Humanist Society Scotland members, supporters, and anyone who shares our vision and values. Participation is free.

You can just show-up, but it’s helpful if you can register through Meetup to give organisers an idea of how many people to expect.

Venue: Garnethill Multicultural Centre,, 21 Rose Street, Glasgow, G3 6RE

Garnethill Multicultural Centre is just up from the GFT (Glasgow Film Theatre) on the opposite side. The meeting room is the first door on the left. Wheelchair access is through the side entrance.