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.
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?
Section Two: Tragedy and Comedy
Cohort One - Thursdays, March 4-June 3
Cohort Two - Tuesdays, March 9-June 8
Like the west, the east has its own tradition of influential texts that address the perennial questions of human kind.
February 25 Reading:
Online. Register to receive the link.
Known as the Father of History, Herodotus offers a detailed record of his inquiry on the origins of the Greco-Persian Wars. Join us for this series as we delve into history, story, legend, and humanity.
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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.