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Festival celebrates 100 years since the release of iconic feminist magazine

A festival to celebrate 100 years since the launch of pivotal feminist magazine Time and Tide was hosted by Nottingham Trent University.

Time and Tide
The cover of an issue of Time and Tide from 1929

The Festival of Women Writers and Journalists took place on 11 November and organisers have created a special souvenir issue of Time and Tide that marked the occasion. This will be the first edition of the magazine created in more than 40 years and it is now available both digitally and as a limited print edition from Nottingham’s Five Leaves bookstore.

Founded in the wake of the First World War, Time and Tide offered weekly coverage of politics and the arts from a feminist standpoint and was very different to other magazines available for women at the time.

Time and Tide also established and became the unofficial mouthpiece for The Six Point Group, Britain’s leading equal rights feminist organisation during the interwar years.

The online festival included an impressive line-up of academics and writers from history, literature, journalism and feminism backgrounds. The keynote speaker for the festival was Professor Angela V.John who is the biographer of Lady Rhondda, the original creator and editor of Time and Tide.

The programme for the event featured a collection of pre-recorded talks and two live-streamed online panel discussions and gave opportunity for attendees to ask questions to the panel.

Keynote speaker at the festival, Professor Angela V John said: “I was delighted to be keynote speaker at this important festival celebrating the 100th birthday of Time and Tide, a publication which broke the mould in its championing of independence, gender equality and innovation as well as showcasing the leading and promising writers of the day.”

Dr Catherine Clay, Associate Professor in Feminist and Literary Studies at NTU said: “The Festival for Women Writers and Journalists looks to showcase the fascinating history of Time and Tide as well as explore the status of women in the media and publishing landscape today. We are proud that NTU hosted this important event and created a fantastic programme for it.

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    About Nottingham Trent University

    Nottingham Trent University (NTU) was named University of the Year 2019 in the Guardian University Awards. The award was based on performance and improvement in the Guardian University Guide, retention of students from low-participation areas and attainment of BME students.

    NTU was also the Times Higher Education University of the Year 2017, and The Times and Sunday Times Modern University of the Year 2018. These awards recognise NTU for its high levels of student satisfaction, its quality of teaching, its engagement with employers, and its overall student experience.

    The university has been rated Gold in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework – the highest ranking available.

    It is one of the largest UK universities. With nearly 32,000 students and more than 4,000 staff located across four campuses, the University contributes £900m to the UK economy every year. With an international student population of more than 3,000 from around 100 countries, the University prides itself on its global outlook.

    The university is passionate about creating opportunities and its extensive outreach programme is designed to enable NTU to be a vehicle for social mobility. NTU is among the UK’s top five recruiters of students from disadvantaged backgrounds and was awarded University of the Year in the UK Social Mobility Awards 2019.

    A total of 82% of its graduates go on to graduate entry employment or graduate entry education or training within six months of leaving. Student satisfaction is high: NTU achieved an 87% satisfaction score in the 2020 National Student Survey, above the sector average of 83%.

Festival celebrates 100 years since the release of iconic feminist magazine

Published on 5 November 2020
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