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    • MSE Tine
    • By MSE Tine 6th Nov 18, 11:23 AM
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    Martin Lewis for the "new face" of 50 Notes?
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    • 6th Nov 18, 11:23 AM
    Martin Lewis for the "new face" of 50 Notes? 6th Nov 18 at 11:23 AM
    With a new design for our 50 note one of our Twitter users suggested our very own Martin!

    What do you think?

    As Martin pointed out that could be an “economic nightmare” with people seeing his face and thinking “nah I probably shouldn’t buy that”

    Who do you think should have the honour of going on the new design?

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    Last edited by MSE Tine; 06-11-2018 at 1:00 PM.
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    • perfecthost
    • By perfecthost 6th Nov 18, 8:34 PM
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    • 6th Nov 18, 8:34 PM
    Dorothy Hodgkin, 1910 to 1994
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    • 6th Nov 18, 8:34 PM
    Dorothy Hodgkin was a Nobel Prize winning British scientist who carried out pioneering work in the field of structural biology, particularly developing X-Ray crystallography to work out 3 dimensional structures of molecules like insulin. Her work had important medical implications.
    • john burrell
    • By john burrell 7th Nov 18, 5:25 AM
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    • 7th Nov 18, 5:25 AM
    New face on 50 note
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    • 7th Nov 18, 5:25 AM
    Alan Turing, he was treated disgracefully towards the end of his life and should be remembered for what he was and what he contributed.
    • klew356
    • By klew356 7th Nov 18, 11:32 AM
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    • 7th Nov 18, 11:32 AM
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    • 7th Nov 18, 11:32 AM
    Piers Morgan, Piers Stefan Pughe-Morgan is an English journalist and television presenter currently working on the ITV Breakfast programme Good Morning Britain
    • Maat
    • By Maat 7th Nov 18, 1:24 PM
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    • 7th Nov 18, 1:24 PM
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    • 7th Nov 18, 1:24 PM
    If the person is going to be a scientist I think it should be a woman since one woman at a time on banknotes is derisory. I'd suggest:

    Ada Lovelace
    Caroline Herschal
    Rosalind Franklin
    Jocelyn Bell Burnell
    Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
    Mary Anning
    Mary Somerville
    Annie Russell Maunder


    There are plenty of others but these would be my choices. An astronomer, especially, would be great when the UK is looking to set up space ports here.
    • unforeseen
    • By unforeseen 7th Nov 18, 1:38 PM
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    • 7th Nov 18, 1:38 PM
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    • 7th Nov 18, 1:38 PM
    A journalist who owned a website that he made a killing on when he sold it? What else has he achieved to make him anywhere near worthy of appearing on a note?

    He is only known within the UK due to good marketing.

    Some people worship him but there again some people also worship rocks.
    • Mojisola
    • By Mojisola 7th Nov 18, 1:40 PM
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    • 7th Nov 18, 1:40 PM
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    • 7th Nov 18, 1:40 PM
    With a new design for our 50 note one of our Twitter users suggested our very own Martin!
    Originally posted by MSE Tine
    Piers Morgan, Piers Stefan Pughe-Morgan is an English journalist and television presenter currently working on the ITV Breakfast programme Good Morning Britain
    Originally posted by klew356
    One of the requirements is that the person is dead.
    • NBLondon
    • By NBLondon 8th Nov 18, 9:41 AM
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    • 8th Nov 18, 9:41 AM
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    • 8th Nov 18, 9:41 AM
    One of the requirements is that the person is dead.
    Originally posted by Mojisola
    I'm sure there are a few who would like to help out there....

    This reason also disqualifies Jocelyn Bell Burnell from Maat's list.... I agree about an astronomer - but Maunder was Irish and Herschel was German so they're out. Somerville was Scottish so possible.

    I voted for Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage together. Vote here
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    • perfecthost
    • By perfecthost 8th Nov 18, 11:19 AM
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    • 8th Nov 18, 11:19 AM
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    • 8th Nov 18, 11:19 AM
    If the person is going to be a scientist I think it should be a woman since one woman at a time on banknotes is derisory. I'd suggest:

    Ada Lovelace
    Caroline Herschal
    Rosalind Franklin
    Jocelyn Bell Burnell
    Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
    Mary Anning
    Mary Somerville
    Annie Russell Maunder


    There are plenty of others but these would be my choices. An astronomer, especially, would be great when the UK is looking to set up space ports here.
    Originally posted by Maat
    I've now nominated Dorothy Hodgkin on the Bank of England site.
    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 8th Nov 18, 1:02 PM
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    Rosalind Franklin.

    She should have been part of the Crick and Watson noble award.
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    Words, words, they're all we have to go by!.

    (Pity they are mangled by this autocorrect!)
    • JimmyTheWig
    • By JimmyTheWig 9th Nov 18, 12:12 PM
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    One of the requirements is that the person is dead.
    Originally posted by Mojisola
    In which case I second the Piers Morgan suggestion. I'm sure he'll do the honourable thing to fit the requirements...
    • NBLondon
    • By NBLondon 9th Nov 18, 2:30 PM
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    Rosalind Franklin.

    She should have been part of the Crick and Watson noble award.
    Originally posted by pollypenny
    Can't be awarded posthumously. I have read rumours that if she'd live there might have been two awards - one to Crick and Watson, one to Wilkins and Franklin - but I don't know if that's just wishful thinking.
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    • lucky77
    • By lucky77 9th Nov 18, 9:15 PM
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    I wonder what percentage of the population actually possess 50 notes. No-one in my family has ever received one when withdrawing cash and I suspect the majority of people will never see who is pictured on the note.
    • Guido Fawkes
    • By Guido Fawkes 10th Nov 18, 8:50 PM
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    I consider myself a rather good-looking fellow, known by most of the populace. I'm not sure whether there's a rule preventing catholics appearing on banknotes though ....
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