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It was founded by Whig (Liberal Party) members of both Houses of Parliament around the time the Reform Act of 1832 was being debated. It was intended to be a bastion of liberal and progressive thought.
Its members have included:
- Hilaire Belloc
- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
- E. M. Forster
- Henry James
- Stella Rimington
- William Makepeace Thackeray
- H. G. Wells
It is used fictitiously in Jules Verne's Around the World in Eighty Days, the protagonist of which is a member of the Reform Club who sets out to circumnavigate the world on a bet from his fellow members, beginning and ending at the club.
Michael Palin, in imitation of his fictional predecessor, also began and ended his televised journey around the world in eighty days at the Reform Club.
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