Spirit of the age
A gentleman’s club in London is to welcome a female member for the first time – but only because she was a man when she joined. The unnamed individual’s decision to transition created a dilemma for the male-only Savile Club. But eventually, its governing committee assured her that she could stay on its books. “It would be unfair for a terrific, friendly guy to be expelled from the club just because he’s become a woman,” said one member.
Many people dream of retiring – but one in four people who do retire in Britain “unretire” within five years. Around 10% of over-65s are in employment, up from 5% in 2000. In other studies, unretirees have cited boredom, loneliness and money as their reasons for going back to work.