About this event

  • Date and time Thu 21 Mar 2024 from 10:45am to 12:45pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Senior Fellows Forum

This lecture on Hindu mythology uses temple sculpture to describe the principal Gods and Goddesses of the Hindu pantheon, their origins from the Vedic religion, their common manifestations and some of the associated legends that these sculptures illustrate, mostly from India, but with some examples from South East Asia. This lecture aims to demystify a complex subject and necessarily involves much simplification.

Registration, tea and coffee: 10:45am
Welcome and introduction: 11:30am
Lecture: 11:40am
Close of meeting: 12:45pm
Optional lunch: 12:45pm

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Key speakers

Dr Michael O'Brien

Dr Michael O’Brien

Consultant neurologist at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital and Hindu art expert

Speaker's biography

Dr Michael O’Brien was a Consultant neurologist at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital. He has a special interest in Hindu art, architecture and mythology and has visited South and Southeast Asia on numerous occasions. He has lectured to many Arts Societies (NADFAS) in the UK, France and Spain, and undertaken two extensive lecture tours in Australia, as well as lectures on Asian Art courses at The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum and in the USA


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom


Registration for this event will close on 20 March 2024 at 1:00am (GMT) for the in-person event and on 21 March 2024 for the live stream. Late registrations will not be accepted.

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