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Celebrating the Life and Work of Oliver Sacks

Oliver Sacks, scientist and storyteller, was one of the most talented minds of our time. He offered us some of the most compelling and seminal ideas on evolution, consciousness, creativity and more, with passion and honesty. Sacks was instrumental in introducing autism, Tourette’s syndrome and schizophrenia to a general audience. A true polymath, Sacks explored many other topics both scientific and poetic, and he frequently turned his inquisitive mind onto his own experiences.

Sacks’ book, The River of Consciousness, is a posthumous collection of essays that reveals Sacks’ ability to make unexpected connections while also showing Sacks’ sheer joy in knowledge and uncovering his unceasing, timeless project to understand what makes us human. Join Bill Hayes, New York Times writer and photographer; Steve Silberman, science writer; and Victoria Sweet, associate clinical professor of medicine at UC San Francisco, in celebrating the extraordinary life and work of Oliver Sacks.


Bill Hayes photo by Walter Kurtz; Steve Silberman photo by Tanya Rosen-Jones

This program is sold out; no tickets will be sold at the door. 

November 1, 2017

Live Stream
United States

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Bill Hayes

Writer, Photographer and Contributor, The New York Times

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Steve Silberman

Author, NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity

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Victoria Sweet

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, UC San Francisco

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In Conversation with Kate Edgar

Executive Director, the Oliver Sacks Foundation