Bank of England Talk: The British £50 Note Through Time

The third Bank of England Online Talk adresses the British £50 note through time. Image: Bank of England.
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The Bank of England’s third online talk focusses on the new £50 note. On 27 May 2021 from 6pm to 7pm the Bank of England curator Kirsty Parsons will take you on a journey as she explores the £50 note through time. During this talk historical examples of this banknote will be showcased and looked at what has changed over time and why. The chief cashier, Sarah John will then look at the newest note – featuring the father of modern computer science, Alan Turing. Discover how Turing’s work inspired some of the subtle designs on the latest polymer banknote.

You can enjoy the talks from the comfort and safety of your own home. They are hosted either on Microsoft Teams or Zoom. When you register you will receive a link with details of how to join. If the talk is fully booked or if you miss them, don’t worry. You can watch the recordings later online.

Register here before 26th May 2021. Please email the Bank of England for enquiries.

For further information and to view the last two recorded online talks, visit the Bank of England’s website.

Read here which online activities the Bank of England offers.