Education: Back to Chancery

Like most busy men of affairs, Banker Aubrey West of London never worried much about the illegible scratches and scrawls of his careless handwriting. Then, one day in 1950, while browsing at his club, he happened to spot a book containing examples of Renaissance calligraphy. One sample that caught his eye was that of Ludovico degli Arrighi, a 16th Century Vatican scribe who wrote thus :

"The sight of this handsome and practical hand," says West, "came as a revelation . . . [and I] thought how wonderful it would be if people wrote like that nowadays." Last week, to help people...

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