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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

The Foundations of Our Republic

Monday, May 10, 2021
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:
Constitutional Amendments 18, 19, 20

Schedule:

5:30-6:30PM PDT

Tutor:
Andy Gilman

Online Format:
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Online Free Community
Seminar Series:

The Ancient City: Religion, Laws, and Institutions of Greece and Rome by Fustel de Coulanges 

Thursday, May 13

12:00-1:30PM PDT

Based on texts of ancient historians and poets, the author investigates the origins of the most archaic institutions of Greek and Roman society. 

Reading:
Book One - Ancient Beliefs, Chapters 2-4

Schedule:

12:00-1:30PM PDT

Tutor:
Andy Gilman

Online Format:
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Online Seminar Series:

The Master and Margarita
by Mikhail Bulgakov

(part four)

Saturday, May 15

10:00AM-12:00PM PDT

This series will explore the troubling world of the absurd through the writings of Kafka, Gogol, Camus, Sartre, Borges, Beckett, Bulgakov, and others.

Reading:

Book Two, Chapters 26-32 (end)

Schedule:

10:00AM-12:00PM PDT

Tutors:
Paul Herder and Andy Gilman

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.