3 March 2009

Happy Birthday to the Friends of Charles Darwin

fifteen years ago yesterday a couple of enthusiasts founded the Friends of Charles Darwin and wrote to the Chief Cashier of the Bank of England suggesting that it would be a boss idea to honour one of the greatest scientists ever by putting his distinctive face and hard to forge beard on a banknote. They succeeded, and congrats to Richard and Fitz for their efforts. Every day millions of Darwins pass before people's eyes and the FCD campaign has probably done as much as all the learned lectures ever to remind people of Darwin's work.

You can join the Friends of Charles Darwin, which is free, and maybe donate a Darwin (£10 and don't forget you can claim gift aid if you are a UK taxpayer) in to help us build the new Beagle, without which Darwin would have become a English country vicar.

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