Nottingham element: TC Hine
Architect Thomas Chambers Hine was born into a prosperous middle class family In Covent Garden. When he arrived in Nottingham in 1837, he initially forged a partnership with local builder William Patterson before their business relationship was dissolved eight years later.
A contemporary of Nottingham's other famed architect Fothergill Watson, TC Hine had a hand in some of the city's most iconic buildings, from grand addresses on the Park Estate, to the Nottingham Great Northern Railway Station and the University's own Lenton Firs.
Scientific element: Thallium
Thallium was discovered by two scientists independently of each other, William Crookes and Claude-Auguste Lamy, in 1861.
It was found as a byproduct of sulfuric acid manufacturing. Both scientists discovered it by using the then-newly created flame spectroscopy method.
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