Monday, November 26, 2018

Margaret Thatcher Officially Named as Contender...

Magaret Thatcher
...for the face of England's upcoming new £50 note.

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney announced at the Science Museum in London that the new polymer £50 note will celebrate UK achievement in science.Nut

Thatcher gets on the contender list because she was a chemist before becoming the UK's first female Prime Minister, famously helping come up with the formula for soft-scoop ice cream. (UK Mirror)

But the contender list at this point is very long. Bank of England had received 172,000 nominations since November 2 (the public was allowed to make nominations), and currently a nomination counts simply if the person is "real, deceased and has contributed to the field of science in any way".


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