Harry Benson

Biography

Harry Benson is one of Britain’s leading champions for marriage. As research director for Marriage Foundation, his findings are routinely cited in the media and by politicians and have made front page news on several occasions. Formerly one of the youngest Royal Navy helicopter pilots to serve in the Falklands war – about which he wrote the bestselling military history SCRAM – Harry has spent the last twenty years researching, writing and teaching about marriage and family. As founder of a Bristol charity, he taught hundreds of relationship courses to thousands of couples, including ‘Let’s Stick Together’, a pioneering short programme for new parents evaluated by the Department for Education and delivered through NHS post-natal clinics and Surestart centres. He also co-authored influential family policy papers for the Centre for Social Justice. Harry’s last book ‘What Mums Want: And Dads Need To Know’ – co-authored with his wife Kate – made #11 on Amazon and explains how their own back-from-the-brink experience demonstrates how marriages go wrong and what makes them go right. Harry and Kate live on a rural small holding, have been married 33 years, and have six young adult children. Hopefully that means they are doing something right!