The Friends of Charles Darwin were founded in 1994 to campaign for the depiction of their hero, Charles Darwin, on a Bank of England bank note. The great man finally appeared on the new £10 note in November 2000.
Due to popular demand, we're still taking on new members. We currently have 4,131 members in 100 countries. Our most recent new member is Eleanor Stephenson of Warwickshire, England.
So if you can truly say “Charlie is my Darwin”, and you'd like to be able to write the letters FCD after your name, why not join us? It's totally free!
On this day in 1835, Charles Darwin explored Chatham Island in the Galápagos. He encountered giant tortoises, some of which were taken as food.