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. She had Alzheimer's disease and was diagnosed with COVID-19 before her death.
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- ↑ Pioneering Observer columnist Katharine Whitehorn dies aged 93
- ↑ 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.