Afua Hirsch

Afua Hirsch

Social Affairs & Education Editor: Sky

BA Philosophy, Politics and Economics (1999)

Afua Hirsch is a journalist, barrister and human rights development worker who currently holds the position of Social Affairs & Education Editor at Sky News. Afua is the daughter of an English father and Ashanti mother; she was born in Norway and brought up in London.

She came to St Peter’s to read for a BA in PPE in 1999, after which she took the Graduate Diploma in Law from BPP Law School. A stint as a barrister followed, before she became Legal Affairs – and then West Africa – Correspondent for The Guardian. In 2014, she took up her current position at Sky News.

She is the author of Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging (2018).