Nottingham element: High Pavement
High Pavement is one of the earliest streets in the city and most of the buildings on it are listed, in the Georgian era it was one of the most fashionable addresses in Nottingham. It runs from the east end of St Mary’s Churchyard to Weekday Cross. Recognisable buildings on the street today include: Nottingham Contemporary, High Pavement Chapel (now Pitcher and Piano), National Justice Museum and the Cock and Hoop pub. A popular sixth form college also takes its name from the street.
Scientific element: Mercury
Mercury is a heavy liquid, silvery metal.
It was commonly used in batteries, fluorescent lights, felt production, thermometers and barometers but its toxicity means that it has been largely been phased out of use.
Mercury poisoning can result from exposure to water-soluble forms of mercury (such as mercuric chloride or methylmercury), by inhalation of mercury vapor, or by ingesting any form of mercury.
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