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 4,275 members in 105 countries. Our most recent new member is Debayan Raha of Darjeeling, India.

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:

On this day in 1868, the first edition of Charles Darwin’s The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication was published.