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In conversation with Oliver Sacks: Wednesday 22 January

Dr Oliver SacksAs part of his visit to Warwick to collect his honorary degree later this month, Oliver Sacks will be giving a special talk about his work and writing throughout his career. The event will be chaired by Professor Ann Caesar, and Dr Sacks will be interviewed by Dr Julie Walsh from the Institute of Advanced Study.

The event launches the 2014 University of Warwick Book Festival and will include a special announcement about this year’s programme.

The talk will take place in Ramphal, R0.21 at 6pm on Wednesday 22 January. Tickets cost £5.50 (£4.50 concessions) and can be purchased online from Warwick Arts Centre box office by calling 02476 524524 or by email.

About Oliver Sacks

Oliver Sacks is a professor of neurology at NYU School of Medicine and a Visiting Professor at 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".

He is best known for his collections of case histories, including The Man who Mistook his Wife for a Hat (1985), Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain (2007) and most recently Hallucinations (2012). Awakenings (1973), his book about a group of patients who had survived the great encephalitis lethargica epidemic of the early twentieth century, inspired the 1990 Academy Award-nominated feature film starring Robert De Niro and Robin Williams.