Hosie, Lady Dorothea

UM laywoman. The daughter of W.E. Soothill, she was born in Ningpo, China and educated at Newnham College, Cambridge. She became the second wife of Sir Alexander Hosie (1853-1925), Consul-General in China. A prominent UM, she served on many educational and charitable bodies, particularly relating to China, and was President of the FCFC's Women's Council, 1932-33. In addition to collaborating with her father and husband with some of their works (e.g. a translation of the Analects of Confucius), she was a considerable author in her own right, especially on China; e.g. Brave New China (1938). Her Jesus and Woman (1946) was revised and republished in 1956. From 1938 to 1946 she was vice-principal of Brampton Down Girls' School, Folkestone. She died in Salisbury on 15 February 1959.

  • Mathodist Recorder, 1 July 1954
  • Times 16 Feb 1959
  • Oxford DNB