Our 2019 exhibition focused on Alphabets from any period of history or culture, as well as the newly designed, and included work based on texts which have inspired our members
Welcome to Oxford Scribes
Oxford Scribes are a group of people interested in lettering arts, calligraphy, pen lettering, brush lettering, pencil lettering, illumination, heraldry, letter carving and anything to do with lettering!
Some members of Oxford Scribes undertake commissions. Those who do are listed below. Take a look on this website at the gallery of artists’ work and also at each calligrapher’s own website or Facebook page to help you decide which
Membership of Oxford Scribes is open to everyone with an interest in Calligraphy and the Lettering arts, whether professional or a complete beginner. We currently have over 80 members from the UK and several from overseas but we particularly welcome
Oxford Scribes was formed in 1984 by a small group of dedicated Oxfordshire calligraphers led by Isabelle Spencer. They were keen to provide locally the sort of activities which were then only available in London: regular exhibitions, talks, and especially