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
Aug. 17 - 19, 2015: PLATO retreat
Aug. 31, 2015: First day of fall term
Sept. 17, 2015: Colloquium: Randy Schoenberg, Attorney for Maria Altmann, speaking on recovering Nazi-looted art
October 15 (Thu), 2015: Colloquium: Janice Tanaka, Producer of documentary film "Right of Passage "
Join us for the premiere of the new documentary on the successful campaign for wartime reparations for Japanese American citizens followed by a Q&A session with the film’s producer
November 10: Enrollment period begins; runs until Nov. 30
November 12 (Thu), 2015: Two-minute pitches at the Skirball Center
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