About this event

  • Date and time Thu 18 Jun 2020 from 11:00am to 12:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Retired Fellows Society

This lecture on The Hindu Temple outlines the evolution from early cave temples in the 1st Century BC, to the elaborate and richly decorated temples up to the 16th Century and covers the styles that evolved in different parts of the Indian sub-continent. The temple is an integral part of the local community and the lecture will show the many ways in which the temple is used.

Dr Michael O'Brien has had a long interest in early Hindu sculpture and architecture, having made many visits to South and South East Asia, developing a particular interest in Khmer art and architecture. He has lectured to many societies on these topics, in the UK, France, the USA and two tours in Australia, including the South and Southeast Asian courses at the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the School of Oriental and African Studies and the Royal Archaeological Institute.

Key speakers

Dr Michael O'Brien

Physician Emeritus, Department of Neurology, Guy’s and St.Thomas’ Hospital, London Consultant Advisor in Neurology to the Civil Aviation Authority 

Speaker's biography


  • Consultant Neurologist at Guy’s and St.Thomas’ Hospital
  • Hon. Senior Lecturer in Neurology, Kings College London
  • Hon. Consultant Neurologist, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Hon. Consultant Neurologist, Kings College Hospital Undergraduate training at Guy’s Hospital Medical School
  • Training in neurology at Guy’s Hospital, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and in Newcastle upon Tyne
  • MRC research positions at Guy’s Hospital, in Newcastle and at the University of Minnesota, USA
  • Past President of The Harveian Society, the Clinical Neurosciences Section of The Royal Society of Medicine, The South of England Neurosciences Association and The Medical Society of London
  • Chairman of the Medical Artists Education Trust and their examining board
  • Director and Trustee of the D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust
  • Member of the International Aerospace Neurology Consortium
  • Deputy editor of the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry
  • Editorial advisor to the British Medical Journal
  • Editorial board of the American Heart Association journal ‘Stroke’, Quarterly Journal of Medicine and Guarantor of ‘Brain'

Special interests:
Cerebrovascular haemodynamics, mononeuropathies, women with epilepsy and aviation neurology


View the programme 18 June 2020

Welcome and introduction

Dr Memo Spathis, Secretary, Retired Fellows Society committee

The Hindu Temple

Dr Michael O'Brien, Physician Emeritus, Department of Neurology, Guy’s and St.Thomas’ Hospital, and London Consultant Advisor in Neurology to the Civil Aviation Authority 

Question and answer session

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Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM.

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