Original Thinkers: A Conversation About Oliver

Please note a recent change to our lineup: Peabody Award-wining journalist and producer Nikki Silva (Porter, '73) and Cowell College Provost Alan Christy will engage Ren Weschler in conversation about Oliver Sacks. Robert Krulwich is unable to join us this evening. Please enjoy this recent Kitchen Sisters episode of The Keepers featuring Ren Weschler.

And How Are You, Dr. Sacks? is a biographical memoir about Oliver Sacks written by Ren Weschler (Cowell '74). It is the definitive portrait of Sacks as our preeminent romantic scientist, a self-described “clinical ontologist” whose entire practice revolved around the single fundamental question he effectively asked each of his patients: How are you? A question which Ren, with this book, turns back on the good doctor himself. 


Monday, October 21, 2019 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Music Center Recital Hall
400 McHenry Road, Santa Cruz, California 95064

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Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Students, Prospective Students, General Public, Graduate Students


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Peter Baker

Peter Baker left a positive review 10/22/2019

A priceless opportunity for deeper insight into Oliver Sack's life and perceptions. Certainly a pity Robert Krulwich could not be there, but Weschler's hosts served well. One frustration - Weschler's delivery was quite often too low or too fast for us to hear properly.

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