Katherine Whitehorn

Katherine Whitehorn, CBE, was a renowned journalist and author. In 1982, she was elected as rector of the University of St Andrews – the first female to hold this role in any Scottish university. The University opened Whitehorn Hall in 2018 as part of an effort to honour inspiring female figures with strong connections to the University. Whitehorn was the first woman to have a column in The Observer and was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2014 for her services to journalism. 

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