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

Feb 8 - (Wed) - Brown Bag The Italian Experience - Part 1

Feb 10 - (Fri) - Day Trip to the Nixon Library

Feb 16 - (Thur) - Colloquium - Kenneth Turan Film Critic of The Los Angeles Times and NPR

Mar 9  - (Thur) - Two Minute Pitches


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Monday's Courses

A Whitman Sampler of Delightful Science Writing (1st 7 weeks) Films of Robert Altman Great Short Stories, From Modern to Contemporary (Second 7 weeks) Harold Pinter Democracies in Crisis History and Impact of Trade Berlin Between the Wars 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