Charles Darwin, 1840.
Charles Darwin (1840)

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 4,192 members in 101 countries. Our most recent new member is Iracy Maiany Nunes Soares of Macapá, AP, Brazil.

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!

16th January…

On this day in 1832, HMS Beagle arrived at St Jago, Cape Verde Islands. Darwin spent the next few days exploring.

On this day in 1836, Darwin set off from Sydney on an inland trip to Bathurst, New South Wales. During his trip, he encountered duck-billed platypuses. They astonished him.