The Bank of England has asked members of the public to nominate scientists they think should be on the new £50 note. Early favourites include physicist Stephen Hawking, the first computer programmer Ada Lovelace and chemist Rosalind Franklin. You can’t, unfortunately, vote for Doctor Who.
Stephen Hawking or the “grandmother of computing” Ada Lovelace are early favourites.
Ada Lovelace Day serves as a good reminder - there are badass women throughout history doing incredible work in the STEM fields