The Royal Institute of Philosophy is a charity dedicated to the advancement of philosophy in all its branches through the organisation and promotion of teaching, discussion and research of all things philosophical. The Institute is not committed to any particular philosophical school or method or, of course, any ideology.

DEBATES AND LECTURES: The Institute arranges free philosophy lectures, debates, joint talks, and discussions at 26 branches all over the country.

FUNDING AND EDUCATION: The Institute offers funding to philosophy postgraduates and brings free ten-week introductory philosophy courses to children in up to 50 schools across the UK each year. We also offer funding for conferences, award an annual essay prize, and produce philosophy teaching guides.

PUBLICATIONS: The Institute publishes two journals each year — Philosophy and Think — as well books based on our lectures and conferences.  We also produce videos of our events. Membership is open to anyone and includes a subscription to Philosophy.