A “family club?”

The annual general meeting report still carries the sexist line: "No associate member male or female, or lady member is entitled to vote or attend the meeting.” But that did not stop Xerxes Dastur, chairman of the 135-year-old Ripon Club’s (RC) managing committee (MC) from stating he wanted "to make RC a family club!” He was keen to change the Club rules to permit children entry, noting that he had a vested interest, having young children. He felt restricting children to the fourth floor would isolate them. But some of his co-trustees wanted a minimum age limit of eight, or......



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