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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PostRe: New £50 Nominations
by OrangeReindeer » Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:34 pm

For those who don't know who some of these people are:

Stephen Hawking - invented black holes
Dorothy Hodgkin - took pictures of chemicals
Ada Lovelace - invented computers
Alan Turing - world war 2 man of the match
Alexander Fleming - invented antibiotics (accidentally)
Michael Faraday - realised electricity was kind of useful
Rosalind Franklin - invented dna

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PostRe: New £50 Nominations
by Green Gecko » Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:46 pm

I thought Turing was also considered a predecessor for the modern computer? With all that clockwork gooseberry fool. I know women basically invented programming.

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PostRe: New £50 Nominations
by Rex Kramer » Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:48 pm

I vote for Barry from Tamworth, we've had enough of experts in Britain.

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PostRe: New £50 Nominations
by Hime » Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:49 pm

I'd go for Faraday as it's weird he isn't on something already given the importance of his work.

Other nomination; the national treasure that is Sean Bean. What better way to encapsulate a career of dying on screen.

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PostRe: New £50 Nominations
by Green Gecko » Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:49 pm

How about the chuckle brothers.

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PostRe: New £50 Nominations
by Preezy » Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:28 pm

OrangeRKN wrote:For those who don't know who some of these people are:

Stephen Hawking - invented black holes do they even exist? probably a conspiracy
Dorothy Hodgkin - took pictures of chemicals so what? Selfie generation gone mad
Ada Lovelace - invented computers that was Chucky Babbage mate get your history right
Alan Turing - world war 2 man of the match no one knows what he did, it's an enigma
Alexander Fleming - invented antibiotics (accidentally) responsible for generation snowflake being so weak
Michael Faraday - realised electricity was kind of useful no he was the drummer in AC/DC
Rosalind Franklin - invented dna don't be silly, they've had that on CSI: Miami for years

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PostRe: New £50 Nominations
by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:30 pm

OrangeRKN wrote:Rosalind Franklin - invented dna


She invented it? Was she God?

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PostRe: New £50 Nominations
by Albear » Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:33 pm

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PostRe: New £50 Nominations
by OrangeReindeer » Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:49 pm

Preezy wrote:
OrangeRKN wrote:For those who don't know who some of these people are:

Stephen Hawking - invented black holes do they even exist? probably a conspiracy
Dorothy Hodgkin - took pictures of chemicals so what? Selfie generation gone mad
Ada Lovelace - invented computers that was Chucky Babbage mate get your history right
Alan Turing - world war 2 man of the match no one knows what he did, it's an enigma
Alexander Fleming - invented antibiotics (accidentally) responsible for generation snowflake being so weak
Michael Faraday - realised electricity was kind of useful no he was the drummer in AC/DC
Rosalind Franklin - invented dna don't be silly, they've had that on CSI: Miami for years


oh man don't I feel silly

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OrangeRKN wrote:Rosalind Franklin - invented dna


She invented it? Was she God?


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PostRe: New £50 Nominations
by Hyperion » Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:10 pm

Faraday's already been on the £20 though

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PostRe: New £50 Nominations
by I Believe In Stool Bloke » Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:16 pm

Moggy wrote:
OrangeRKN wrote:Rosalind Franklin - invented dna


She invented it? Was she God?

This is like the Photek 'all intents and purposes' moment. I didn't expect it of you, Moggy :lol:.

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PostRe: New £50 Nominations
by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:18 pm

Oblomov Boblomov wrote:
Moggy wrote:
OrangeRKN wrote:Rosalind Franklin - invented dna


She invented it? Was she God?

This is like the Photek 'all intents and purposes' moment. I didn't expect it of you, Moggy :lol:.


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PostRe: New £50 Nominations
by Hime » Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:23 pm

I thought Watson and Crick discovered DNA?

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PostRe: New £50 Nominations
by Christmas CrackErrkal » Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:27 pm

Clearly should be Farage, a proper British gent for the most British of notes.

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PostRe: New £50 Nominations
by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:32 pm

Errkal wrote:Clearly should be Farage, a proper British gent for the most British of notes.


The Queen is the only living person allowed on bank notes.

Which means if we kill Farage, he can be on the £50 note.

I approve.

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PostRe: New £50 Nominations
by Vermi-Claus » Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:51 pm

Errkal wrote:Clearly should be Farage, a proper British gent for the most British of notes.


I saw a facebook post earlier suggesting it should be Margaret Thatcher.

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PostRe: New £50 Nominations
by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:05 pm

Vermilion wrote:
Errkal wrote:Clearly should be Farage, a proper British gent for the most British of notes.


I saw a facebook post earlier suggesting it should be Margaret Thatcher.



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PostRe: New £50 Nominations
by Skarjo » Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:27 am

Hime wrote:I thought Watson and Crick discovered DNA?


It's all a bit of a controversy.

Watson and Crick got the credit, but what they mostly did was interpret work done by Franklin. Then Franklin was denied the Nobel prize because she was a woman proper dead.

Watson and Crick did a huge amount of work, but Franklin deserves to mentioned alongside them.

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PostRe: New £50 Nominations
by Advent7 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:30 am

Put Hawking on it, then have a NFC loop in the note which makes him talk to you through your phone.

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PostRe: New £50 Nominations
by RichardYuleK » Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:26 am

My vote would be for Margaret Thatcher

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