“Science and Technology for the Benefit of Man”
|The British Pavilion shows in a vivid and interesting way Britain’s role
in creating a safer, healthier, and more fulfilling world for all mankind, now
and into the 21st century.
A series of sculptured representations of a typical British family group welcomes you and guides you through the various displays. First, an introductory section affords you a journey through urban and rural landscapes, showing everyday British life. Next, the main exhibition area presents audio-visual displays on British contributions and achievements in space research and exploration, environmental protection, medicine, the exploitation of the earth’s energy resources, aviation and industry.
Near the end of the tour you will see examples of the creative hardware and software that are making young British children as familiar with computers as an older generation was with pen and paper. Home shopping, banking and education are shown, along with stunning video images that can be created at the touch of a button.
The final exhibit shows the winning entries from a nationwide competition in which British children were invited to design a room for the future; imaginativeness and innovation of the designs show an abundance of creativity and enthusiasm.
Like the other international pavilions, the British Pavilion offered a look at the country's industries and tourist sites. It also featured shops selling traditional British ware such as tea, scones and Wedgewood china. (CD #1 Set 2 #9)
|Among the displays inside the pavilion was this look at London's subway system, better known as the Underground. (CD #1 Set 2 #40)|
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