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.
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