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 4,292 members in 106 countries. Our most recent new member is Tiago Silva da Costa of Brazilian Amazon, Brazil.

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:

31-May-1837: Darwin on coral reefs
On 31st May 1837, Charles Darwin presented his theory of coral reef formation.
On this day in 1836, HMS Beagle rounded the southern tip of Africa and anchored at Simon’s Bay near Cape Town.