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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 3,950 members in 97 countries. Our most recent new member is Fraser Dainton of Manchester, 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

On this day in 1831, Charles Darwin returned home from a geology trip with Adam Sedgwick, to find a letter from John Stevens Henslow awaiting him. The letter told him of a vacancy aboard HMS Beagle, and that, in Henslow's opinion, “You are the very man they are in search of”. It was a letter that was to change the course of (natural) history.

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