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 4,142 members in 100 countries. Our most recent new member is Prakash of Chennai, 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 in 1826, as a student at Edinburgh University, Charles Darwin was elected into the council of the Plinian Society.