From The Guardian:

It is the ultimate, infallible tribute to a Briton: placing their portrait on a banknote alongside images of their life and work. But now a leading UK biologist has announced that pictures on the £10 note, which commemorates the achievements of Charles Darwin, are ‘little better than fiction’.

Professor Steve Jones, of University College London, said putting a hummingbird on the current £10 note was a blunder. ‘The note is supposed to encapsulate Darwin’s trip to the Galapagos, with him looking at a hummingbird as a source of inspiration. But there are no hummingbirds on the islands,’ said Jones at last week’s opening of the Natural History Museum’s exhibition, Darwin.

Expect another post soon on Days 2 and 3 of the conference–notably, I’m going to be discussing and adding a few exciting links. But first, I’ve got hours to sleep before I compute.

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