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

February 18 (Thur) Colloquium Vladimir Putin and Russian Foreign Policy Today.  For more info click here

March 5 (Sat) Milhaupt 2016 Symposium And Justice for All. For more info click here

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Today's Courses

The Civil War: Aftermath--Deconstructing Reconstruction - 1st 7 weeks At the Edge of Uncertainty: 11 Discoveries Taking Science by Surprise The Changing World of Energy: Its Effect on Politics, Economies, Technology and Social Issues The Richard Feynman Lectures: Six Easy Pieces - 2nd 7 weeks Election 2016 Mark Twain and the Making of America Great Essays of the Western Canon II 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