The flagship Hertford Seminars in Regulation are held about three times a year at Hertford College, Oxford. Following an initial talk or presentation by a distinguished guest speaker, these seminars provide an opportunity for expert, lively and informal discussion of major public policy issues, both during the seminar itself and over food and drink afterwards. Participation levels are restricted to encourange interchanges across the table under the Chatham House rule. The mix of attendees typically reflects the diversity of the RPI's members and supporters in government, business, the professions and academia.
During the summer or early autumn, the Institute organises the Annual Competition Policy Conference, also held in Oxford, usually in Merton College. The event extends over two days, and includes a Conference Dinner formally inducting the RPI's Distinguished Fellows. Between ten to twelve papers are presented by distinguished speakers on a a range of legal and economic matters and, as with the seminars, numbers are restricted so as to promote substantive discussion among those attending.
The RPI holds a one day conference in Westminster, London, of particular interest to policy makers, regulators and the regulated industries.
A series of occasional public lectures organised by the Regulatory Policy Institute, to be held in various locations in the UK and overseas. The lectures are named in honour of Professor Sir Christopher Zeeman who helped establish the Institute during his time as Principal of Hertford College. The lectures are open to the public and aimed at a wide audience. Professor Paul Klemperer gave the inaugural lecture in September 2013 on the subject of "New Auction Designs for Public Policy".