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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 19, 2021

5:30-7:30PM PST

Cohort One: Tuesday, January 21, 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​

Online Seminar
Event Sold Out

The Fire Next Time
by James Baldwin

Saturday, January 23, 2021

12:00-2:00PM PST

“The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose.”


12:00-2:00PM PST


Anika Prather and Paul O'Reilly


Online. Register to receive the link.

Please email the Agora Foundation if you would like to attend a second future offering of this event.

Online Seminar Series

Thucydides - The Peloponnesian War - Book Eight
Sunday, January 24, 2021

12:00-2:00PM PST

Is there an art to writing and reading history? Is a detached view of historical events desirable, or even possible? What does this conflict (431-404 BC) in particular have to teach us?


12:00-2:00PM PST


David Appleby


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.


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Ojai, California 93023

Phone: (805) 231-5974

Email: greatbooksojai@gmail.com

Web: www.agorafoundation.org

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