Alistair is my Darling!

WOOT!

Guardian: Yesterday in parliament

… Coins celebrating Henry VIII, Charles Darwin and Robert Burns will be issued in 2009, [UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, Alistair] Darling announced… A £2 coin will celebrate the 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of his work The Origin of Species.

Fan-bloody-tastic!

In fact, it's a double celebration: not only is our Charlie to appear on a coin, but so is Robert Burns, the bard who wrote Charlie He's My Darling, upon which our theme tune is based.

A £2 coin, eh? That means there'll be five Darwins to a, erm, Darwin.

By Richard Carter, FCD

Writer and photographer Richard Carter, FCD is the founder of the Friends of Charles Darwin. He lives in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.WebsiteFacebookTwitterNewsletterBooks

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