Dr Oliver Sacks

Distinguished Lecture Series: Dr Oliver Sacks

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Dr Oliver Sacks, renowned neurologist and author, presents his Distinguished Lecture at the University of Warwick on Mon 11 Mar 6.00 pm.

Dr Sacks is a professor of neurology at NYU School of Medicine and a Visiting Professor at the University of Warwick. His essays and books about people living with various neurological conditions have earned numerous awards and inspired millions of readers around the world and the New York Times has referred to him as “the poet laureate of medicine.”

In his lecture, Narrative and Medicine: The Importance of the Case History, Dr Sacks explains that there is never just a symptom or an illness, but always a story of how that illness or injury or event affects a particular person. His lecture is the latest in the University of Warwick’s Distinguished Lecture Series. Inaugurated in early 2011, the series brings public speakers of the highest calibre from the worlds of academia, business, the arts and civil society to the University of Warwick campus to share their thoughts and ideas.

Tickets are free, but must be booked online with the University of Warwick.