The Institute arranges a debate each year as part of the Being Human Festival. Often these debates bring philosophers into discussion with those outside the discipline.
This series brings philosophers of considerable standing to London to give a lecture on the chosen theme each year.
Through a system of branches, the Institute sponsors public events throughout the country. Philosophy lecture series, seminars, discussion groups, and conferences are run throughout the year by the various branches. These activities are almost always free and open to the public.