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.
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.