Adrian S. Edwards is the Head of Printed Heritage Collections at the British Library in London, where he has worked for nearly 30 years in a variety of roles. He currently manages a team of specialists working on European printed books, periodicals, prints, drawings and ephemera created from the mid-15th century through to the year 2000.
Adrian’s current research interests focus on the collections of King George III of Great Britain, early sources for the study of the indigenous languages of North America, and how the development of writing can be explored through books and manuscripts. He is the lead curator of the 2019 exhibition ‘Writing: Making Your Mark’ at the British Library, and previously co-curated ‘Comics Unmasked’ (2014) and ‘Evolving English’ (2010–11). Adrian is a chartered rare books librarian and an executive committee member of the Consortium of European Research Libraries (CERL).