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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 Ancient City by Fustel de Coulanges

Thursday, June 24

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. 


Book Two - The Family - Chapters IX-X
Pages 76-95


12:00-1:30PM PDT

Andy Gilman

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Online Seminar Series

Stoicism - Part VI - Meditations 
by Marcus Aurelius
Books 7-12

Saturday, June 26, 2021
12:00-2:00PM PDT

This series explores to varied aspects of Stoicism through the writings of Seneca, Epictetus, and Marcus Aurelius. How best to live life, in the best and worst of times...


12:00-2:00PM PST



Kevin Walker


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Online Seminar Series

Lunchtime with Ulysses
by James Joyce
Chapters Eight and Nine: Laestrygonians and Scylla and Charybdis

Sunday, July 7

12:00-2:00PM PDT


Parts Eight and Nine of Jame Joyce’s Ulysses - A Study by Stuart Gilbert and Laestrygonians and Scylla and Charybdis of Ulysses by James Joyce


12:00-1:30PM PDT

Barry Rabe

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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.