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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 Free Community
Seminar Series

Foundations of Our Republic

Monday, October 3

5:30-6:30PM PDT

What are the fundamental principles of our Republic? Are these principles based on a view of objective reality/nature, or simply the "consent of the governed"? 

Reading:
Supreme Court Case - Plessy vs. Ferguson

Schedule:

5:30-6:30PM PDT

Tutor:

Andy Gilman

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Online Seminar Series

Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

Wednesday, October 5

12:00-1:30PM PDT

A story with no real beginning or end, the work has come to assume a preeminent place in English literature. Join us as we read this text one chapter at a time, every other Wednesday afternoon.

Reading:

Book One - Chapter Three of Finnegans Wake by Joyce, continued, page 63.

Schedule:

12:00-1:30PM PDT

Tutor:

Barry Rabe

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Online Seminar Series

Shakespeare and Plutarch: Roman Plays, Roman Lives

Saturday, October 8

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 decided the fate of Roman power at any given moment.

Reading:

The Life of Brutus by Plutarch

Schedule:

12:00-2:00PM PDT

Tutor:

Eric Stull

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UPDATED 10/4/22 - View the September 28, 2022 
Ojai City Council Candidate Forum

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.