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!

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A Brief History of Oxford Scribes

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


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


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

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