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Rosalind Franklin for the £50 note

Postby phalarope » Fri Nov 09, 2018 03:01 pm

I have absolutely no say in this, but may I plump for Rosalind Franklin, who ought to have shared the Nobel prize for the discovery of DNA? The discovery of the structure of genes arguably has had the most influential effect on our understanding and application of biological science over the past 60 years. Medicine, taxonomy, forensics, genealogy, criminal justice, epidemiology, .....
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Re: Rosalind Franklin for the £50 note

Postby Sandra » Fri Nov 09, 2018 05:00 pm

The problem I have is trying to limit the options to one:

Miss Tilly Shilling and her Miss Shilling's Orifice was a vital part of WWII - it helped make Spitfires the plane to fly (preventing negative g fuel problems in the engine when diving)

Mary Anning - one of the foremost palaeontologists of the 19th century

Dame Harriet Chick - who worked out the D3 sunlight link with preventing rickets

Ada Lovelace - a mathematician who worked with Babbage - she wrote his programming!

Since the current note is Bolton and Watt we are going to need someone who really figures as a ground breaking figure. I would be happy to see a combination of Ada Lovelace and Babbage - they have made the kind of difference even school kids will understand.

please nominate at: https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/banknot ... ominations
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Re: Rosalind Franklin for the £50 note

Postby chrisboote » Fri Nov 09, 2018 09:13 pm

I nominated that they have a montage many of the famous 'forgotten' women of science
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Re: Rosalind Franklin for the £50 note

Postby phalarope » Sat Nov 10, 2018 03:26 pm

chrisboote wrote:I nominated that they have a montage many of the famous 'forgotten' women of science
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Re: Rosalind Franklin for the £50 note

Postby Sandra » Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:59 pm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-engl ... type=share

:oops: I have to admit I didn't know she was a local (to new address) pioneer.
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Re: Rosalind Franklin for the £50 note

Postby Grace Speaker » Thu Nov 15, 2018 04:59 pm

I have to admit to really struggling to make a choice on this one, mainly between Ada Lovelace or Alan Turing. On the one hand, I absolutely agree that there should be at least one woman on our currency (apart from Her Maj, of course) but I can't help feeling that Alan Turing deserves a lasting accolade for his achievements and reparation for his subsequent appalling treatment by the British Establishment for being gay.

I 'd love to see Ada on the £50 and Turing on the £10 . . . after all they can't put a woman on the £10, as she'd be known as the Tenner Lady . . . :lol:
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