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Nottingham element: Wollaton Hall

Situated on a natural hill, and built between 1580 and 1588, Wollaton Hall is one of the country's finest Grade 1 listed Elizabethan mansions.

Located within the hall is the Natural History Museum housing wildlife exhibits and collections of rare and unique curiosity.

Set within 500 acres of rolling parkland the park is host to many wildlife habitats including wetlands, grasslands, woodlands and avenues of ancient trees.

Herds of red and fallow deer roam free across the grounds which is also home to Camellia House, the oldest cast iron glasshouse in Europe.

In 2012 the hall was used by British director Christopher Nolan, as the setting for Wayne Manor in the Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises.


Scientific element: Tungsten

Tungsten gets its name from the Swedish “tung sten,” which translates as “heavy stone.”

It can be extracted from the mineral wolframite, and is called Wolfram in many European languages. This is why it has the chemical symbol W.

Tungsten is commonly used to generate medical X-rays.

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