Which scientist would you like to see on the new £50 note?

The Bank of England has announced plans for a new £50 note that will feature a prominent British scientist. 

In addition to a portrait of the Queen, the note will also feature the portrait of an eminent scientist from a field such as biology, medical research or astronomy.

To help choose, the public is invited to offer suggestions via the Bank’s website for the next six weeks.

From this list of suggestions a committee that includes scientific experts will draw together a shortlist. The final decision will be made by the Bank’s governor, Mark Carney.

Which scientist would you like to see on the new £50 note? Vote from a list of early favourites in our poll – and don’t forget to cast your vote on the Bank’s website! 

Which scientist would you like to see on the new £50 note?

Ada Lovelace
Rosalind Franklin
Lord Kelvin (William Thomson)
Prof Stephen Hawking
Alan Turing
JJ Thomson
James Watt
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17th Dec 2018
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Bernard Lovell, physicist had to risk his own money to fund the famous 250' dia radio telescope at Jodrell Bank in 1957. The telescope is still in use today.
6th Nov 2018
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All of these scientists made huge contributions in their respective fields. I have just read Prof Hawkins last book on the big questions in today's world..very interesting!

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