The Bank of England is asking for nominations for someone to picture on the new £50 note, and is encouraging it to be a scientist, engineer or mathematician.
This morning @bankofengland made an exciting announcement in our Mathematics Gallery. It's time for a fresh face on the new £50 note! They want to feature a scientist and are asking you to nominate someone noteworthy. #thinkscience https://t.co/VTMgzIWwrt pic.twitter.com/bghF0qFVrz
— Science Museum (@sciencemuseum) November 2, 2018
Non-UK readers might like to know the £50 note is the largest denomination note, rarely seen by most people.
The Bank of England website says:
You can nominate as many people as you like. But anyone who appears on the new £50 note must:
- have contributed to the field of science
- be real – so no fictional characters please
- not be alive – Her Majesty the Queen is the only exception
- have shaped thought, innovation, leadership or values in the UK
- inspire people, not divide them
You can suggest anyone who has contributed to the fields of pure or applied science. That could include: astronomy, biology, bio-technology, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, medical research, physics, technology and zoology.
Think science for the new £50 note at the Bank of England’s website.