Four female geologists who deserve £50 note fame – from the Geological Society of London blog

Earlier this month, the Bank of England announced it would be selecting a new face of the £50 note, which has featured steam engine industrialists Matthew Boulton and James Watt since 2011. The scientific community was excited to learn that the new note will feature a scientist – and the public have been invited to nominate their ideas!

Naturally, we’d love for a geologist to be the face of the £50, and there are plenty of famous faces to choose from – most of whom have something in common. Delve through the history of British geology, and unsurprisingly, you’ll find a wealth of well known and well documented men – less so women, who were finally admitted as Fellows of the Geological Society nearly 100 years ago, in 1919.