June 17, 2019, by Jonathan Memel

Periodic Wallpaper

Our project is featured in the latest issue of the University of Nottingham magazine Vision, which marks the 150th anniversary of the Periodic Table of Elements.

It was Nottingham’s Professor Sir Martyn Poliakoff that helped inspire the worldwide recognition of this landmark in the history of science.

The issue features a range of projects from across the University relating to the Periodical Table and the elements within it.

In our contribution, we consider how Nightingale warned about the dangers of arsenic to householders across Britain. The chemical element had been found in the colouring of certain Victorian wallpapers, and so in Notes on Nursing Nightingale pleaded for her readers to scrub away the resultant dust.

Read this and other articles in the Summer Issue here.

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