‘♪ Getting to know you… ♪’

Continuing the new series about getting to know our lovely colleagues, next up is Adam…

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Adam in London

We’d like to include a brief biography before the Q+A.  To help with this, could you tell us, in a couple of sentences, where you’re from, where you live now, and a little bit about your working life so far…

Sussex born and bred now living in Eastbourne.  I spent most of my 20s working in call centres before deciding I wanted to be an Archivist.  After 6 years of working professionally I’ve only actually had a job with the word ‘Archivist’ in it for 4 months.

What’s your favourite part of the library?

The seats near the window next to the Ns on the first floor.  Nice and quiet!

Tell us about your journey into work.

Walk, train, walk with a soundtrack of history podcasts.

What’s the strangest thing you’ve seen or heard in the library?

Sean dancing with a broom in the visitor’s suite!

Which book/film/album changed your life?
Book: Notes from Underground.  Fyodor Dostoevsky.  Not in a good way (I’m better now!).

What is the worst job you’ve ever done? (Careful…)
Packing cds into plastic sleeves for the big issue magazine.  Please please never again.

What do you feel most proud of, in your work here?

Getting all the ordering systems at The Keep working.

If you could go back in time, where would you go?

I thought long and hard about this.  There are many periods in history that I’m fond of.  Georgian or Victorian England (nice suits!) Republican Rome before it all went a bit pear shaped (living as a patrician of course!), or even the American old west.  But really my romantic impressions of these eras are light years away from what it was actually like to live in the past.  I’m quite happy living in the here and now thank you very much.

How do you relax?

Watching American Football, reading, having a drink with friends, sleeping in hammocks in the woods with friends – a nice campfire.  Spending time with my partner without the kids around!

What keeps you awake at night?

A Two year old and a 9 month old.

Who would play you in the film of your life?

Brian Cox – swoon.

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