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Celebrating the Life and Work of Oliver Sacks

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The Commonwealth Club

110 The Embarcadero

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Bill Hayes, Writer, Photographer and Contributor, The New York Times
Steve Silberman, Science Writer
Victoria Sweet, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, UC San Francisco

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.

Location: 110 The Embarcadero, San Francisco
Time: 5:30 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program
Notes: Bill Hayes photo by Walter Kurtz; Steve Silberman photo by Tanya Rosen-Jones

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