New £ 50 pound note ?

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New £ 50 pound note ?

Postby Samoan » 05 Nov 2018, 16:47

Does anyone have any nominations for which British scientist should feature on the new £50 pound note ?

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/nov/02/new-plastic-50-note-bank-of-england-asks-public-nominate-scientist-ada-lovelace-stephen-hawking


I'd like to see Tim Berners-Lee but the candidate has to be deceased so I feel it should be Alan Turing.

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/nov/02/turing-lovelace-or-franklin-your-choices-for-the-new-50-note
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Re: New £ 50 pound note ?

Postby Your Friendly Neighbourhood Postman » 05 Nov 2018, 17:14

I wanted to put forward Isaac Newton, scientist, but also the last of the magicians.

But he did feature on a GBP 1 note, I learned.

How about:

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...he did make it onto a note in another currency, though:

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Re: New £ 50 pound note ?

Postby Deebank » 05 Nov 2018, 18:33

Samoan wrote:Does anyone have any nominations for which British scientist should feature on the new £50 pound note ?

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/nov/02/new-plastic-50-note-bank-of-england-asks-public-nominate-scientist-ada-lovelace-stephen-hawking


I'd like to see Tim Berners-Lee but the candidate has to be deceased so I feel it should be Alan Turing.

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/nov/02/turing-lovelace-or-franklin-your-choices-for-the-new-50-note


I think we owe Turing more as a nation than most, especially given the way he was treated.
He gets my 'vote'.
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Re: New £ 50 pound note ?

Postby Your Friendly Neighbourhood Postman » 05 Nov 2018, 18:59

Deebank wrote:
Samoan wrote:Does anyone have any nominations for which British scientist should feature on the new £50 pound note ?

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/nov/02/new-plastic-50-note-bank-of-england-asks-public-nominate-scientist-ada-lovelace-stephen-hawking


I'd like to see Tim Berners-Lee but the candidate has to be deceased so I feel it should be Alan Turing.

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/nov/02/turing-lovelace-or-franklin-your-choices-for-the-new-50-note


I think we owe Turing more as a nation than most, especially given the way he was treated.
He gets my 'vote'.


Good call. I know his life story (IIRC from a book edited by Douglas Hofstadter and Daniel Dennett, The Mind's I).
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Postby yomptepi » 05 Nov 2018, 20:54

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Re: New £ 50 pound note ?

Postby The Prof » 05 Nov 2018, 21:06

Alan Turing is a good call or, failing that, Henry Fox Talbot.

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Re: New £ 50 pound note ?

Postby Tactful Cactus » 05 Nov 2018, 21:39

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Postby Rayge » 05 Nov 2018, 22:39

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Re: New £ 50 pound note ?

Postby northernsky » 06 Nov 2018, 05:39

Your Friendly Neighbourhood Postman wrote:I wanted to put forward Isaac Newton, scientist, but also the last of the magicians.

But he did feature on a GBP 1 note, I learned.

How about:

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...he did make it onto a note in another currency, though:

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That’s Linnaeus :? .

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Postby Darkness_Fish » 06 Nov 2018, 09:16

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Re: New £ 50 pound note ?

Postby Robert » 06 Nov 2018, 11:38

I'd stick to the old one, to save money.

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Re: New £ 50 pound note ?

Postby Your Friendly Neighbourhood Postman » 06 Nov 2018, 13:34

northernsky wrote:
Your Friendly Neighbourhood Postman wrote:I wanted to put forward Isaac Newton, scientist, but also the last of the magicians.

But he did feature on a GBP 1 note, I learned.

How about:

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...he did make it onto a note in another currency, though:

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That’s Linnaeus :? .


:oops: :oops: :oops:

(I found it via Googling on Hooke and 'bank note'; thanks for rectifying!)
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Re: New £ 50 pound note ?

Postby The Modernist » 06 Nov 2018, 20:07

Samoan wrote:Does anyone have any nominations for which British scientist should feature on the new £50 pound note ?

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/nov/02/new-plastic-50-note-bank-of-england-asks-public-nominate-scientist-ada-lovelace-stephen-hawking



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Re: New £ 50 pound note ?

Postby Diamond Dog » 06 Nov 2018, 21:15

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Re: New £ 50 pound note ?

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Copehead wrote:James Hutton, the first man to truly conceive of the immensity of the Earth's time span.


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Postby Penk! » 08 Nov 2018, 12:48

The Modernist wrote:
Samoan wrote:Does anyone have any nominations for which British scientist should feature on the new £50 pound note ?

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/nov/02/new-plastic-50-note-bank-of-england-asks-public-nominate-scientist-ada-lovelace-stephen-hawking



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Re: New £ 50 pound note ?

Postby Copehead » 08 Nov 2018, 17:11

The Modernist wrote:
Copehead wrote:James Hutton, the first man to truly conceive of the immensity of the Earth's time span.


"I reckon it's bloody big. Now whose round is it?"


Actually

We find no vestige of a beginning, - no prospect of an end


But close

And long not big :)
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Re: New £ 50 pound note ?

Postby Corporate whore » 09 Nov 2018, 22:21

Your Friendly Neighbourhood Postman wrote:I wanted to put forward Isaac Newton, scientist, but also the last of the magicians.

But he did feature on a GBP 1 note, I learned.

How about:

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...he did make it onto a note in another currency, though:

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Hooke is a top nomination. Would get my vote*


*After Ada Lovelace.
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