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Nottingham element: Child Migrant Trust

The Child Migrants Trust, based in West Bridgford, Nottingham, was founded in 1987 by its director Margaret Humphreys CBE, OAM, to address the devastating impact of British child migration schemes.

The Trust aims to give former child migrants vital, basic rights such as a knowledge of their family background, a full birth certificate, clarity about their citizenship status and the opportunity to reunite with their family.

The Trust also campaigns to raise public awareness of the long-term impact of child migration schemes for former child migrants overseas and their families in Britain.


Scientific element: Curium

Curium is a hard, dense, silvery metal which glows purple in the dark and is part of the actinide series of elements.

Curium is a radioactive element and most is produced by bombarding uranium or plutonium with neutrons in nuclear reactors – one tonne of spent nuclear fuel contains about 20 grams of curium.

It is named after Marie and Pierre Curie who were renowned for their research on radioactivity.

Curium was first intentionally produced and identified in July 1944 by the group of Glenn T. Seaborg at the University of California in the US.

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