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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. 

Online Greek Intensive
Section Two:

Tragedy and Comedy

Cohort Two: Tuesday, April 20, 2021

5:30-7:30PM PDT

Cohort One: Thursday, April 22

5:30-7:30PM PDT

Antigone by Sophocles and
Medea by Euripides

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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American History Intensive
Section One:

The Colonial Period

Wednesday, April 21

5:30-7:30PM PDT

The Americans: The Colonial Experience

by Daniel J. Boorstin
Chapter One: The Puritans of Massachusetts Bay

Through the lenses of race, religion, politics, education, media, commerce, science, and culture, this series will explore the history of America through three four-month sections, and will attempt to find answers to our essential American questions: How can we describe the American Mind?

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Online Seminar Series

Dialogues Concerning the Two Chief World Systems
by Galileo - Continued

Saturday, April 24, 2021

12:00-2:00PM PDT


Aristotle - On the Heavens - Book Two, Chapter 14; Galileo: First Day, page 101 to Second Day - page 107, and Second Day - page 113, first full paragraph to page 182, middle of page


12:00-2:00PM PDT


Larry Shields


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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