Yorkshire called to vote for the new face of the £50 note

We are launching a campaign to find out who Yorkshire people want to see as the new face of the £50 note. With the Bank of England currently gathering nominees related to the field of science, we are on the hunt for a medical marvel to nominate on behalf of Yorkshire.

We have shortlisted four candidates we believe have made significant contributions to medicine and deserve the coveted accolade and from Wednesday 5 December to Wednesday 12 December, we will be asking visitors to cast their vote.

Nominees include:

  • Florence Nightingale – A world-renowned manager and trainer of nurses during the Crimean War, during which she organised care for wounded soldiers. The founder of modern nursing, she is often referred to as ‘The Lady with the Lamp’ due to her dedication to caring for wounded soldiers through the night.
  • Sir Alexander Fleming – A physician, microbiologist and pharmacologist who is most well known for his discovery of penicillin. He was knighted for his scientific achievements in 1944.
  • Edith Cavell – A nurse who is celebrated for saving the lives of soldiers from both sides without discrimination and in helping around 200 allied soldiers escape from German occupied, Belgium in WWI.
  • Edward Jenner – A physician who was the founding pioneer of the smallpox vaccine. He is sometimes referred to as “the father of immunology.”

Cast your vote at the museum or via social media.

Find out who is crowned Yorkshire’s champion on Friday 14th December when we will submit the nomination.