PLATO: Curious minds learning from each other.

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.

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Upcoming Events

It's Bring Your Friends and Family to PLATO Month - Now through November 5th

October 17 (Mon) Brown Bag Civil Disobedience and Racial Issues in the US

October 20 (Thu) Colloquium Eugene Volokh - New Threats to Free Speech on Campus

October 26 - (Wed)Brown Bag The Death Penalty Ballot Question

October 28 -(Fri) Day Trip Adamson House & Garden

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Today's Courses

The Collapse of the Soviet Union and the Rise of Its Component Parts Soutine, Chagall and the Outsiders of Montparnasse: 1st seven weeks Spectacular Inventions of the 21st Century Unprecedented: The Supreme Court Reverses Itself The Stone: New York Times Essays in Modern Philosophy The Most Influential People of All Time : 2nd 7 weeks Operas of Puccini View All Study Discussion Groups

What We Study

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

Ancient Egypt

History of Psychoanalysis

Climate Change