PLATO is a community with more than 400 members who meet to discover and share knowledge on an unlimited range of topics. Quantum physics to European history; modern poetry to Hollywood entertainment; all are on our menu. Subjects, old or new, are objects of our exploration. We study, explain and appreciate the world of knowledge - together.Learn More
November 10: Enrollment period for winter 2016 begins; runs until Nov. 27
November 12 (Thu), 2015: Two-minute pitches at the Skirball Center 12:45 pm - coffee & cookies, 1:30 pm program
November 19 (Thu), 2015: Colloquium 12:45 pm - coffee & cookies, 1:30 pm program
Barbara Coombs Lee, President of Compassion and Choices, "California Legislation on the Right to Die"
November 26-27 (Thu and Fri), 2015: PLATO closed for Thanksgiving
November 27 (Mon), 2015: Last day to enroll in winter term
December 4 (Fri) , 2015: Last day of fall term
December 12 (Sat), 2015: Holiday Party
December 7 - 11, 2015: Pre-meetings for winter term
January 4 (Mon), 2016: First day of winter term
More than 20 topics are offered each term covering a broad spectrum of knowledge, literature, history, philosophy, science, sociology, economics, art and more. Our subjects are all suggested and led by our members.
George Bernard Shaw
History of Psychoanalysis