The Bank of England has today released a list of scientists who have been nominated to feature on the new £50 note. The list includes prominent faces like Alan Turing, Ada Lovelace, Rosalind Franklin, and astronomer Patrick Moore.
We’ve published the eligible names received in the first week of the new #50poundnote character nomination period: https://t.co/2gwWHd6jZi
This covers the first 114,000 nominations, to date we’ve received 174,112 nominations! Three weeks left to #ThinkScience… pic.twitter.com/TW9EYgx5iS
— Bank of England (@bankofengland) November 26, 2018
To be on the list, the individual must be real, deceased and have contributed to the field of science in the UK.
The list also includes Stephen Hawking, penicillin discoverer Alexander Fleming, father of modern epidemiology John Snow, naturalist and zookeeper Gerald Durrell, fossil pioneer Mary Anning, British-Jamaican businesswoman and nursing pioneer Mary Seacole, among others.
Interestingly, Margaret Thatcher is also on the list, although her exact contribution to science is unknown.https://twitter.com/bankofengland/status/1067036255043665920
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