Katherine Whitehorn

Katherine Whitehorn CBE (1928-2021) 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 as a wing to University Hall in 2018 as part of an effort to honour inspiring female figures in 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.