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

Feb 28 (Tues) - Brown Bag - China's New Engine Driving Tobacco Control   

Mar 9  - (Thur) - Two Minute Pitches

March 16 (Thu) -  Colloquium 
12:45 pm - coffee & cookies, 1:30 pm program

Cedars-Sinai Sr. VP & Chief Clinical Transformation Officer Dr. Scott Weingarten

Evidence Based Medicine at the Skirball Center

April 1 (Sat) - Annual PLATO Milhaupt Symposium

Courage Among the Ruins - Protecting Cultural Heritage

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Today's Courses

Poetry with Wit and Meaning (10 weeks) John Updike, the Rabbit Quartet (8 weeks) *January 5 - March 23 Richard Nixon The Industrialization of America On Leadership 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