Monthly Archives: July 2013

Restoring the Joy of Handwriting

Handwriting is in decline. Ask any teacher who has been in the classroom a dozen years or more and they’ll tell you how many more students encounter difficulties with handwriting. Sometimes, it staggers me how pupils arrive in Year 7, untaught in the art of handwriting. And most English teachers will report that the quality…

A Reluctant Prophet for our Times

C.S. Lewis – A Life: Eccentric Genius and Reluctant Prophet by Alister McGrath On 22 November 1963 there was only one piece of news felt worthy of attention: the assassination of President J.F. Kennedy. Almost unnoticed, at home in Oxford, one of the most influential literary critics of his time, persuasive of Christian thinkers and beloved…