Explore the world of science from the A of astronomy to the Z of zoology. Nominate the scientist you would like to see on the new £50 note: https://t.co/CwSzNmlkL6 #ThinkScience #50poundnote pic.twitter.com/F3JI2u3l7m
— Bank of England (@bankofengland) November 2, 2018
The public can nominate any eminent late scientist from the field such as physics, astronomy and biology to become the new face of the £50 note, according to a statement Bank of England released on Friday.
The nominated scientist must be British and dead, and the person can be both male or female. Four scientists will be work with BOE to draw a shortlist from the nominations, and the Bank Governor Mark Carney will make the final decision. The nomination pool will be open for six weeks.
Mark Carney, Bank Governor, said: “There is a wealth of individuals whose work has shaped how we think about the world and who continue to inspire people today.”
“Our banknotes are an opportunity to celebrate the diversity of UK society and highlight the contributions of its greatest citizens.”
Who do you want to nominate?
The top contenders are: Rosalind Franklin, Ada Lovelace, Steve Hawking and Sir Peter Medawar
I am writing to the Governor of the @bankofengland, Mark Carney, to nominate one of our great women scientists to be on the new #50poundnote – Rosalind Franklin, Ada Lovelace or Dorothy Hodgkin. #WomenInSTEM pic.twitter.com/CAyPCtZXyS
— Sam Gyimah MP (@SamGyimah) October 17, 2018
I nominated Rosalind Franklin for the New 50 pound note. She deserves the recognition for her pivotal role in the discovery of the DNA structure.
— Dr Richard Abbott (@Catwhoorg) November 2, 2018
I'd like to see Stephen Hawking on the £50 note. He made invaluable contributions over half a century to our understanding of cosmology, the early universe and black holes. He also inspired thousands of scientists + millions of people, me included, through his books and lectures. https://t.co/ueBXgqqoPL
— Brian Cox (@ProfBrianCox) November 2, 2018
Of those listed I say Sir Peter Medawar, How about if you suggest a historian Put a bee in someones ear At least tell me Idk any historians in Britain that would qualify or if I do My brain isnt revealing to me
— PKKühl (@westiesrule13) November 2, 2018
Words: Min Zhu | Subbing: Fiona Patterson