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

March 22 (Tue) -April 1 (Fri) Registration for Spring/Summer term

March 24 (Thu), 2016:  Two-minute pitches at the Skirball Center 12:45 pm - coffee & cookies, 1:30 pm program

April 8 (Fri),   2016: Last day of winter term

August 15-17 PLATO Retreat


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Monday's Courses

1979: Markets, Religion and the Birth of the 21st Century FDR and the Jews (1st 7 weeks) What's Up with the Supreme Court: Recent Supreme Court Cases The Colonial Period in American History: It's Not Just About the British The Plays of William Shakespeare THE BAUHAUS : MOVEMENT TOWARD UTOPIA 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