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

Aug 7-11- Pre-meetings for Fall 2017 

Aug 14-17 - PLATO Annual Retreat
Sept 5 - Fall term begins

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Today's Courses

The Films of Ang Lee Justice and Moral Philosophy (10 Weeks) A MOST AWESOME INVENTION: The Making of the Atomic Bomb (10 weeks) PROMISE AND BETRAYAL. The Russian Revolution in Art Spain/Portugal Travelers Fall 2017 (YOU MUST BE SIGNED UP FOR THE TRIP TO ENROLL IN THIS SDG -- check at the MIC desk) 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