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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

Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

Wednesday, June 29

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:

Finishing Book One - Chapter One of Finnegans Wake by Joyce, and
reading Book Two

Schedule:

12:00-1:30PM PDT

Tutor:

Barry Rabe

Online Format:
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Online Seminar Series

The New Testament

Saturday, July 9

12:00-2:00PM PDT

We invite you to join this series as we explore the  four Gospels, the Acts of the Apostles, and Epistles, and the Book of Revelation. 

Reading:

The Gospel of Luke (attendees may use any translation they prefer)

Schedule:

12:00-2:00PM PDT

Tutor:

Larry Shields

Online Format:
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Online Seminar Series

Epistemology - Meditations by Descartes, continued

Sunday, July 10

5:30-6:30PM PDT

What can we say we know with certainty? What does it mean to say that we know something? How do we know that we know?

Reading:

Meditations on First Philosophy by Descartes - Fourth and Fifth Meditations and Objections and Replies

Schedule:

12:00-2:00PM PDT

Tutor:

Carol Seferi

Online Format:
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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.