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 4,181 members in 100 countries. Our most recent new member is Diane Challenor of Sydney, Australia.

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!

24th October…

24-Oct-1852: Darwin on the new miracle substance, chloroform
‘The grandest & most blessed of discoveries.’