The Royal Institute of Philosophy, founded in 1925, is a charity organisation that offers lectures and conferences on philosophical topics. The Institute is "dedicated to the advancement of philosophy in all its forms, in order to access the widest possible audience.", and is not committed to any particular philosophical school, method or ideology. The Instituteâ€™s membership includes both professional philosophers and lay people. It is based in London, but has several branch offices around the UK, including Glasgow, Wolverhampton, Durham, and Birmingham.