Radicalisation of the scientifically well-educated is of concern, as these people may use their knowledge against society by being part of an illegal weapons development programme working on behalf of terrorists or an extreme Cult. A study of the Aum Shinrikyo Cult has been undertaken to understand better how they recruited scientists and to examine what the recruits contributed. Many become radicalised or join cults because they are unemployed, may lack social interaction or a stable family structure, this leading to a sense of frustration, hopelessness and alienation. There is also a similar sense of dissatisfaction and disillusionment amongst some newly graduated scientists, in part due to the falling number of job opportunities for them. The Aum Cult offered a sense of belonging, special privileges and a promise of unlimited research funds in extensive facilities. Although the cult is best known for its chemical weapon attack on the Tokyo underground, they had a nuclear programme and the most extensive non-state biological weapons programme discovered to date. There was a distinct lack of tacit knowledge amongst the recruited scientists and it was in part this ineptitude that contributed to the fact that following an investment of millions of dollars; the cult failed to deliver a true weapon of mass destruction. Although there are programmes of educational outreach related to the dual use aspects of chemistry and biology, they are predominately in English and are to be found in the United States and Europe. More active engagement through outreach needs to be carried out, focusing primarily on the young but also encompassing the educators themselves, with the material translated locally and made available on the Internet. The International Community and, in particular, the educational community has a responsibly to educate and inform scientists as to the dual nature of their work and the consequences to society if they choose to misuse this knowledge.