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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Monday's Courses

Weird Fiction The Cold War Lyndon B. Johnson and His Times Rise and Fall of the Ottoman Empire Playgoing Through the Ages Modern Iran and Its History 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