Harriet Marsden, The Week UK

Harriet Marsden is a writer for The Week, mostly covering UK and global news and politics. Before joining the site in 2023, she was a freelance journalist for seven years, specialising in social affairs and culture. She worked for The Guardian, The Times and The Independent, and regularly contributed articles to The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, The New Statesman, Tortoise Media, Metro and many other titles, as well as appearing on BBC Radio London, Times Radio and Woman’s Hour. 

In 2021, she was awarded the "journalist-at-large" fellowship by the Local Trust charity, and spent a year travelling independently to some of England’s most deprived areas to write about community activism. She has also worked as a journalist in Bolivia, Colombia and Spain, and has a master’s in international journalism from City University, London. As an undergraduate at the University of Cambridge, she studied modern languages, specialising in Latin America. She has developed a particular interest in feminism and gender equality, contributing eight chapters to DK’s The Feminism Book and regularly appearing as a commentator on women’s issues. She has also written a historical fiction novel on the wives of Henry VIII. In 2023, she attended the 67th Commission on the Status of Women as a UN Women UK delegate. Find her at @harriet1marsden on Twitter.

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