News & Events
News & Events
World Premiere of “Awakenings” Opera in St Louis
Nearly twenty years ago, Oliver Sacks wrote a letter to his friend Tobias Picker, whose opera, An American Tragedy, premiered recently at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Dear [...]
Oliver Sacks on Gratitude
Dear Readers, What are you grateful for? Many studies over the past decade have found that people who take time to consciously count their blessings tend to be happier and [...]
A One-Night-Only U.K. and Ireland Screening of the Oliver Sacks Documentary
Happy Sunday, We know many of our followers in the U.K. and Ireland have been waiting to see the Ric Burns documentary “Oliver Sacks: His Own Life” for a while [...]
A classic Oliver Sacks book gets an upgrade.
Dear Readers, Shortly before his death, Oliver Sacks wrote an essay looking back on his seminal 1985 book, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. We are thrilled to [...]
The periodic table in Oliver Sacks’ wallet.
Dear Friends, Oliver Sacks was prolific. Besides 16 published books, he also left behind a legacy of brilliant essays, lectures, unpublished drafts, journals, letters, notes, marginalia, audio recordings, film, and [...]
Radiolab’s Robert Krulwich, Oliver Sacks documentary on PBS American Masters
Dear Friends, We are delighted to announce that Ric Burns' documentary Oliver Sacks: His Own Life will be broadcast throughout the United States on PBS' American Masters, premiering at 9 p.m. [...]
“We are not given the world: we make our world”
Dear Friends, Happy New Year! ¡Feliz Año Nuevo! We are delighted to announce that Ric Burns’ film Oliver Sacks: His Own Life is now available for streaming in the U.S. on iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, and Google [...]
Happy holidays from the Oliver Sacks Foundation!
Dear Friends, We wish you a very peaceful, healthy holiday season. Among the other things we have to celebrate at this time of year, this week marks the 30th anniversary [...]
“My predominant feeling is one of gratitude”
Dear friends, Any time we ask you all about your favorite Oliver Sacks quotes, there’s one excerpt that comes up again and again, a section of one of the essays [...]
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