Katharine Whitehorn

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Katharine Elizabeth Whitehorn CBE (2 March 1928 – 8 January 2021) was a British journalist, columnist, author and radio presenter. She was the first woman to have a column in The Observer. It ran from 1963 to 1996 and from 2011 to 2017. She was the first female rector of a university in Scotland. She was born in London.

Whitehorn died on 8 January 2021 in London, aged 92.[1] She had Alzheimer's disease and was diagnosed with COVID-19 before her death.[2]

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  1. Pioneering Observer columnist Katharine Whitehorn dies aged 93
  2. Thorpe, Vanessa (9 January 2021). "'Wise, clever and kind, Katharine Whitehorn made it easier for all of us who followed her'". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 9 January 2021.