Time and Tide was a feminist weekly review of politics and the arts, founded in May 1920 by Welsh businesswoman and suffragette Margaret Haig Thomas, Lady Rhondda (1883–1958). A leading voice in interwar feminism, the magazine was unique in becoming the only female-run intellectual weekly in Britain’s ‘golden age’ of weekly review journalism, competitive with the New Statesman. Contributors to the magazine included Vera Brittain, Winifred Holtby, Rose Macaulay, Elizabeth Robins, George Bernard Shaw, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Rebecca West, Ellen Wilkinson, and Virginia Woolf.
This souvenir edition is published to mark the centenary of Time and Tide’s first issue. Replicating the format of the original magazine, it contains a selection of pieces (articles, fiction, poems, reviews, letters) by prominent women writers and journalists of the 1920s and 1930s, and a foreword by Polly Toynbee. The publication will be accompanied by a ‘Festival of Women Writers and Journalists’ on 14th May 2020 at the St Bride Foundation, Fleet Street, to mark Time and Tide’s centenary and consider the continued relevance of its history for women and feminism today.
About the Author
Both the centenary publication and event form part of a larger AHRC-funded project ‘Time and Tide: Connections and Legacies’ directed by Dr Catherine Clay, Associate Professor in Feminist and Literary Studies at Nottingham Trent University. Dr Clay is author of the first in-depth study of Time and Tide: Time and Tide: The Feminist and Cultural Politics of a Modern Magazine (EUP 2018).