New £50 Nominations

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Who should be on the new £50 note?

Stephen Hawking
19
41%
Dorothy Hodgkin
1
2%
Ada Lovelace
5
11%
Alan Turing
14
30%
Alexander Fleming
1
2%
Michael Faraday
2
4%
Rosalind Franklin
4
9%
 
Total votes: 46
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PostNew £50 Nominations
by Snowy » Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:36 pm

In keeping with the old £50 it's going to be a scientist.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46343965

Bookmakers William Hill have Stephen Hawking as the current favourite, with odds of 7/4, followed by Nobel-prize winning chemist Dorothy Hodgkin 4/1.

Ada Lovelace, Alan Turing, Alexander Fleming and electromagnetic pioneer Michael Faraday have odds of 5/1 and Rosalind Franklin, who made important contributions to the understanding of DNA, is at 6/1.


Personally I don't think it should be Hawking. Out of the people on the list of best odds I think it should be either Hodgkin or Franklin as their work saved the most lives.

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PostRe: New £50 Nominations
by OrangeReindeer » Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:39 pm

All of them, like an album cover

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PostRe: New £50 Nominations
by Blue Eyes » Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:42 pm

"Jimmy Savile to own the libs."

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PostRe: New £50 Nominations
by Peter Crisp » Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:44 pm

Is this some kind of joke?

Surely the only person under consideration should be Peter Molyneux.

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Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: New £50 Nominations
by Dual » Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:45 pm

Don't know any of them

Should be Nigel Farage for winning back our freedom

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PostRe: New £50 Nominations
by Peter Crisp » Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:49 pm

Dual wrote:Don't know any of them

Should be Nigel Farage for winning back our freedom


Who gives a gooseberry fool about freedom when we have Theme Park and Syndicate to play while we're all under the evil Euro bureaucrat dictatorship?

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: New £50 Nominations
by Snowy » Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:50 pm

Dual wrote:Don't know any of them

Should be Nigel Farage for winning back our freedom


Tommy 'Yaxley-Lennon' Robinson for his martyrdom.

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PostRe: New £50 Nominations
by Sleighamorph » Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:51 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:
Dual wrote:Don't know any of them

Should be Nigel Farage for winning back our freedom


Who gives a gooseberry fool about freedom when we have Theme Park and Syndicate to play while we're all under the evil Euro bureaucrat dictatorship?

Except in Northern Ireland where there won't be any electricity.

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PostRe: New £50 Nominations
by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:51 pm

I think Hawking is too recent.

I’d go with Turing.

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PostRe: New £50 Nominations
by Peter Crisp » Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:52 pm

Lagamorph wrote:
Peter Crisp wrote:
Dual wrote:Don't know any of them

Should be Nigel Farage for winning back our freedom


Who gives a gooseberry fool about freedom when we have Theme Park and Syndicate to play while we're all under the evil Euro bureaucrat dictatorship?

Except in Northern Ireland where there won't be any electricity.


They can play the board game version :shifty: .

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: New £50 Nominations
by Harry Ellis » Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:12 pm

It'll probably be Turing as that will cater to certain folks due to WW2.

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PostRe: New £50 Nominations
by Preezy » Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:19 pm

I voted for Hawking, but I'd be happy with Turing as well.

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PostRe: New £50 Nominations
by Sleighamorph » Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:36 pm

Drumstick wrote:It'll probably be Turing as that will cater to certain folks due to WW2.

Those same folks would probably complain about how it's PC gone mad to put a gay man on the £50 note.

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PostRe: New £50 Nominations
by Green Gecko » Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:41 pm

Turing because computers and diversity (he was gay) and it will be a man.

Because my history is poor and I grew up in patriachy can someone tell me about the women please.

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PostRe: New £50 Nominations
by Squinty » Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:44 pm

Blue Eyes wrote:"Jimmy Savile to own the libs."


Harold Shipman for the very same reasons.

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PostRe: New £50 Nominations
by Frank » Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:48 pm

Isn't Rosalind Franklin one of the scientists who discovered DNA (there was a theatre show all about her a couple of years ago)? No idea about the rest of them though :shifty:

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PostRe: New £50 Nominations
by KK » Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:06 pm

Stephen "God doesn't exist" Hawking would annoy the Christians.

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PostRe: New £50 Nominations
by Yulehide » Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:19 pm

I'd like it to be Hawking but wouldn't object to Turing getting the honour.

It'd also be quite apt given the current drive for equality.

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PostRe: New £50 Nominations
by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:21 pm

Green Gecko wrote:Turing because computers and diversity (he was gay) and it will be a man.

Because my history is poor and I grew up in patriachy can someone tell me about the women please.


Ada Lovelace was the star of the 70s classic “Deep Throat”.

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PostRe: New £50 Nominations
by Sleighamorph » Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:25 pm

Moggy wrote:
Green Gecko wrote:Turing because computers and diversity (he was gay) and it will be a man.

Because my history is poor and I grew up in patriachy can someone tell me about the women please.


Ada Lovelace was the star of the 70s classic “Deep Throat”.

I always get her confused with Amy Adams and Anna Kendrick.

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