The Face of Science (and the Fifty Pound Note)
Recognizing and celebrating the efforts of both male and female scientists
Stephanie Sutton |
It is traditional in many countries for banknotes to feature historical figures. But asking the British general public to choose who will adorn the new £50 note seems a risky move; the same British public voted overwhelmingly to name a polar research ship “RSS Boaty McBoatface” (a decision that was overruled – a win for sensibleness – RSS Sir David Attenborough launched in July 2018). Anticipating a certain amount of very British silliness, the Bank of England quickly asserted in its “Think Science!” campaign that nominations must be i) a scientist and ii) deceased, and has firmly stated: “no fictional characters.” And, if all fails, the final decision will be down to a panel of scientists. If you’re not put off by all the sensible rules, you can submit a nomination here.
Read the full article now
Log in or register to read this article in full and gain access to The Medicine Maker’s entire content archive. It’s FREE and always will be!
Or register now - it’s free and always will be!
You will benefit from:
- Unlimited access to ALL articles
- News, interviews & opinions from leading industry experts
- Receive print (and PDF) copies of The Medicine Maker magazine
Or Login via Social Media
By clicking on any of the above social media links, you are agreeing to our Privacy Notice.