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Upcoming Online Events

The Agora Foundation is a nonsectarian 501(c)3 non-profit endeavor, providing great books seminars and other educational opportunities to those who are busy with careers, families, and daily responsibilities yet are seeking to further their education. The goal of these offerings is to provide an understanding of the ideas that shape civilizations and to promote civil discourse on complicated subjects.

 

Generously funded by The Ahmanson Foundation, Southern California Edison, The Shanbrom Family Foundation, the Ventura County Community Foundation, the WRG Foundation, the Constance Eaton and William Hart Fund, the Ojai Valley Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club of Ojai, and private donations, the Teachers for Lifelong Learning Program provides training to high school teachers in this engaging approach to learning, and The Ojai Chautauqua provides panels promoting civil discourse on controversial and complicated subjects. 

Upcoming Regular Events

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Online Seminar Series

The New Testament

Saturday, September 24

12:00-2:00PM PDT

The word testament in the expression New Testament refers to a new covenant that Christians believe fulfills the covenant that God made with the people of Israel made on Mount Sinai through Moses, described in the books of the Old Testament.

Reading:

The Gospel of John. Also, Genesis Chapters
1 - 2:3, and Chapters 18 - 19:3

Schedule:

12:00-2:00PM PDT

Tutor:

Larry Shields

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Online Seminar Series

Shakespeare and Plutarch: Roman Plays, Roman Lives

Sunday, September 25

12:00-2:00PM PDT

Although more than four of Shakespeare’s plays are set in Roman times, four are set either in Rome itself or wherever large events, the results of forces variously centrifugal and centripetal, decided the fate of Roman power at any given moment.

Reading:

The Life of Caesar by Plutarch

Schedule:

12:00-2:00PM PDT

Tutor:

Eric Stull

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Online Free Community
Seminar Series

The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious by C. G. Jung 

Monday, September 26

5:30-6:30PM PDT

Jung's work has been influential in the fields of psychiatry, anthropology, archaeology, literature, philosophy, psychology and religious studies.

Reading:

Theriomorophic Spirit Symbolism - Paragraphs 419-455

Schedule:

5:30-6:30PM PDT

Tutor:

Andy Gilman

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View the November 14, 2020 Online Special Music Event
From Lugubrious to Luminous: Words about Music
(and where they take us!)

View the May 28, 2020 Ojai Chautauqua Panel - The Future of Education After COVID-19.

An Introduction to The Agora Foundation. What is liberal education? 

An Introduction to The Agora Foundation's Ojai Chautauqua Panels.

View the September 28, 2022 
Ojai City Council Candidate Forum