Two women worthy of gracing the new £50 note

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the Guardian—Mary Somerville and Caroline Herschel would both be fitting choices, writes Gerard Gilligan With regard to the suggestion of who should appear on the new £50 note (Editorial, 6 November), may I suggest Mary Somerville (1780-1872), a self-taught mathematician and polymath, an early campaigner for women’s rights and the vote. Her book On the Connexion of the Physical Sciences became one of the bestselling science books of the 19th century. The word scientist was first used in a review of her...

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