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The Forum with Mary Roach

March 17, 2019

5:30 pm

The best-selling author on Grace Cathedral’s Year of the Body, with her fascinating perspectives on death, sex, eating, spaceflight, and war.







About the guest

Mary Roach is the author of six New York Times bestsellers, including GRUNT: The Curious Science of Humans at War; STIFF: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers; and PACKING FOR MARS: The Curious Science of Life in the Void.  Mary has written for National Geographic, Wired, Discover, New Scientist, and the Journal of Clinical Anatomy, among others.  She serves as a member of the Mars Institute’s Advisory Board and the Usage Panel of American Heritage Dictionary, and her 2009 TED talk made the organization’s Twenty Most-Watched List.   She was guest editor of the 2011 Best American Science and Nature Writing, a finalist for the Royal Society’s Winton Prize for Science Books, and a winner of American Engineering Societies’ Engineering Journalism Award, in a category for which, let’s be honest, she was the sole entrant.

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About the host

The Very Rev. Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young is the dean of Grace Cathedral. He is the author of The Spiritual Journal of Henry David Thoreau and The Invisible Hand in Wilderness: Economics, Ecology, and God, and is a regular contributor on religion to the Huffington Post and San Francisco Examiner.


About The Forum

The Forum is a series of stimulating conversations about faith and ethics in relation to the important issues of our day. We invite inspiring and illustrious people to sit down for a real conversation with the Forum’s host, Malcolm Clemens Young, the dean of Grace Cathedral, and with you. Our guests range from artists, inventors and philosophers to pop culturists and elected officials, but the point of The Forum is singular: civil, sophisticated discourse that engages minds and hearts to think in new ways about the world.


Gresham Hall


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