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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. 

Greek Intensive
Online Seminar Series

Section One: Gods and Epics
Cohort Two: Tuesday, January 26, 2021

5:30-7:30PM PST

Cohort One: Tuesday, January 28, 2021

5:30-7:30PM PST

Isocrates, the Greek rhetorician, once remarked that what makes one an Athenian is not the blood that runs through one’s veins, but the ideas in one’s mind. How can we access this ancient world, with some aspects so foreign and others so familiar?

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Section Two: Tragedy and Comedy

Cohort One - Thursdays, March 4-June 3
Cohort Two - Tuesdays, March 9-June 8​

Free Community Series
Online Seminar

Eastern Classics
Brihadaranyaka Upanishad

Thursday, January 28, 2021

12:00-1:00PM PST

"The Truth is the honey of all beings, and all beings are the honey of this Truth." 

Thursday, January 28 reading:

Brihadaranyaka Upanishad -
Part II, Chapters 5, 6; and Part III, Chapters 1, 2


12:00-1:00PM PST


Andy Gilman


Online. Register to receive the link.

Online Seminar Series

Ocean and Underworld 
Selections from The Aeneid 
(Books 3, 4, 5, 6) by Virgil

Saturday, January 30, 2021

12:00-2:00PM PST

What mysteries are hidden underwater and deep in the underworld? Will one who explores these realms discover ancestors, gods, monsters,... or even oneself?


12:00-2:00PM PST


Elizabeth Reyes


Online. Register to receive the link.

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.


1129 Maricopa Highway #156 ·
Ojai, California 93023

Phone: (805) 231-5974

Email: greatbooksojai@gmail.com

Web: www.agorafoundation.org

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