The Archive Trust supports research and teaching in the sciences, particularly connected to foundational and philosophical questions.

It pursues this aim chiefly by recording and placing online audio and video recordings of research meetings, lecture courses, interviews and panel discussions with leading scientists and by sponsoring such discussions and meetings. The collections provide a contemporary snapshot of the debate and discussion involved in the formation of key ideas. These are of unique value to historians and researchers in these fields. The individual recordings are allied with documentation providing context and commentary for the recordings, such as contemporaneous correspondence, notes and handouts.

The Trust is building an online archive to house and provide context and commentary for these collections which will be available to the research community and other interested parties. The Trust also continues to make new recordings from anywhere in the world where material of clear importance in these fields is being presented and discussed.