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Campaigners say hirsute scientist Lord Kelvin should be considered for £50 note

In Uncategorized on November 28, 2018 by kmflett

Beard Liberation Front

Media release 28th November

Contact Keith Flett 07803 167266

Campaigners say hirsute scientist Lord Kelvin should be considered for £50 note

The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has said that it believes a prominent hirsute scientist should be considered for an appearance on the new £50 note.

The campaigners say that they fully accept the case for diversity and an image of Mary Seacole or Alan Turing would send an important signal about modern Britain.

However the BLF believes that the role of hirsute scientists, particularly common in the Victorian period, should not be overlooked.

One example is William Thomson (1824-1907), Lord Kelvin. He played a key role in the development of the understanding of temperature but was also central to the implementation of the Transatlantic telegraph, known as the Victorian internet.

BLF organiser Keith Flett said, we are saying no more than that Lord Kelvin should be considered amongst others. We believe the role of the hirsute in Victorian science should not be forgotten and one way of addressing that is the image on the new £50 note

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Thomson,_1st_Baron_Kelvin

 

 

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2 Responses to “Campaigners say hirsute scientist Lord Kelvin should be considered for £50 note”

  1. […] on the new £50 note. In response to this, Beard Liberation Front spokesperson Keith Flett has argued on his blog for Lord Kelvin (William Thomson) who is indeed a worthy candidate, being both a very distinguished […]

  2. […] you recall, Beard Liberation Front spokesperson Keith Flett has argued on his blog for Lord Kelvin (William Thomson) who is indeed a worthy candidate, being both a very distinguished […]

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