If it were just people talking about UFO's, it would not really matter. But conspiracy theories can be a serious business, especially when they effect the take up of immunisation programmes, or medical treatment.
On Tuesday 13 November the London School of Economics hosts a discussion "Conspiracies, Distrust and Suspicions of Health Programmes in Africa". The event is free, and is scheduled from 6.30 - 8pm in the Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House. The suggested twitter hashtag for the evening is #LSEAfrica.