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Spotlighting London’s men-only Garrick Club – podcast

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A general view of the exclusive men-only Garrick Club in London (Photo: Leon Neal/Getty Images)

You could easily miss the Garrick Club if you were walking past it in central London. It is an ordinary gray stone building, without numbers or signs. But inside, it’s a different story. A sumptuous staircase is lined with priceless works of art. And around his long dining table are some of the most powerful men in the country.

Like the Guardian Amélie Sir tell Hannah Moore, only men can be members of the Garrick. And while club membership is not secret, it is not public either. This week she learned of the full list and the names on it include some of the country’s highest judges, politicians, civil servants and businessmen.

For MI6 chief Richard Moore and civil service chief Simon Case the publication of their names on the membership list was a signal to resign from the club – and their departure risks putting pressure on other senior responsible. profile club members to rethink their membership.

Photograph: Léon Neal/Getty Images

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