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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
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Rosalind Franklin
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Lord Kelvin (William Thomson)
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Prof Stephen Hawking
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Alan Turing
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JJ Thomson
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James Watt
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Other - share in comments
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Based on 101 public votes.

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Wilf
6th Nov 2018
1
Thanks for voting!
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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