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 4,176 members in 100 countries. Our most recent new member is Joel Cohen of Rockville, USA.

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!

7th August…

07-Aug-1838: Darwin takes the train
On 7th August 1838, Charles Darwin described his first ever railway journey. He was not overly impressed.