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Which scientist should be on the new £50 note? El Reg weighs in – and you should vote, too

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I highly recommend that you (and everyone) get your hands on the steampunk graphic novel "The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage" by Sydney Padua.

On page 19 you will find a cartoon illustration of an imaginary one of "Babbage's famous parties". It includes everyone you mentioned except Brewster, and also includes others whom Babbage knew:

William Whewell ( polymath, scientist, Anglican priest, philosopher, theologian, historian of scienc, Master of Trinity College, Cambridge)

John and Caroline Herschel

Elizabeth Gaskell

Florence Nightingale

the Duke of Wellington

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Harriet Martineau ("the first female sociologist")

Charles Darwin

I cannot recommend it highly enough.

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