Ianthe Hoskins (1912-2001) served as General Secretary to the Theosophical Society in England for two terms in the 1970s and then again in the 1980s. She also served the Society in many other capacities, including membership in both the General (International) Council, and the European Council. She was a founding Director of The European School of Theosophy. From 1968 to 1970, and then again in 1993, Ianthe was Director of the School of Wisdom at Adyar, the international headquarters of the Theosophical Society.
Ianthe did her undergraduate work at Westfield College in Hampstead, England, where she acquired a Bachelor of Arts degree in French and Latin. She then took up her first permanent post, teaching French at King Edward VI Grammar School in Birmingham. That same year (1936) Ianthe Hoskins joined the Theosophical Society. She retired from her teaching career while in her mid-fifties in order to work full time for the Society. During her outstanding career with the Theosophical Society, Ianthe traveled to most countries of Europe, Canada, Mexico, the U.S.A., South America, Africa, India, and Pakistan delivering theosophical talks with infectious enthusiasm and scholastic insight.