Time and Tide


Time and Tide


Margaret Haig, Lady Rhondda, started this female-directed weekly review of politics and the arts, modelled along the lines of the New Statesman. Starting out as an overtly feminist magazine and written largely by and for women, it also worked from the beginning to extend its reach beyond a feminist and female readership and by the mid-1930s had secured a unique position as the only female-run general-audience weekly review of its day.

For a period it carried reports of the Six Point Group, a new feminist organisation founded by Lady Rhondda. Regular contributors included Vera Brittain, Crystal Eastman, Cecily Hamilton, Winifred Holtby, Naomi Mitchison, Gwendolen Raverat, Elizabeth Robins, Christopher St. John, Helena Swanwick, Rebecca West, Virginia Woolf, and many others. In the 1920s its general standpoint was liberal feminist, with a marked interationalist-pacifist tendency; however, in the 1930s the feminism gradually faded away till it was restricted mainly to Lady Rhonda’s own “Notes on the Way."

For indexes and articles on Time and Tide, see the exhibit.


Vera Laughton (1920), Helen Archdale (1920-1926), Lady Margaret Rhondda (1926-1958)






Weekly, then monthly

Collection Items

Personalities and Powers: Elizabeth Robins
"An Appreciation" of the life and work of actress, playwright, novelist, and suffragist Elizabeth Robins (1862-1952) written by Lady Bell.

Time and Tide 1.28 (19 November 1920)
This issue significantly includes "A Programme" that outlines the six items around which Lady Rhondda would establish the Six Point Group in 1921:  pensions for widowed mothers the protection of unmarried mothers and their children harsher laws for…

Time and Tide
This article from the first issue of Time and Tide explains the purpose of the periodical and the gap it seeks to fill in the current state of the British Press for papers that are non-partisian - that is, assumedly, papers that are not openly…
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