The Role of International Exhibitions in Britain, 1850–1910: Perceptions of Economic Decline and the Technical Education Issue

by Anthony Edwards

Table of Contents

Foreword

Introduction


Chapter 1: A Matter for Serious Regret

Introduction

The Paris Exhibition (1867)

Report Relative to Technical Education (R.R.T.E.)

1867 Additional Inquiries

The Select Committee on Scientific Instruction (S.C.S.I.)

The Royal Commission on Scientific Instruction and the Advancement of Science (The Devonshire Commission)

Conclusions


Chapter 2: The Season of Enthusiasm

Introduction

The Philadelphia Exhibition (1876)

The Paris Exhibition (1878)

Royal Commission on Technical Instruction (Samuelson)

Conclusions


Chapter 3: From Small Beginnings and by Very Slow Degrees

Introduction

The International Health Exhibition (I.H.E.) (1884)

The International Inventions Exhibition (I.I.E.) (1885)

The Technical Instruction Act (1889)

Whisky Money

Conclusions


Chapter 4: ‘Washing Bottles in the Public House’

Introduction

The Chicago Exhibition (1893)

The Paris Exhibition (1900)

Conclusions


Chapter 5: The Absence of Continuity

The International Exhibitions Committee (I.E.C.)

Conclusions


Chapter 6: Epitoma


Appendix

Bibliography

Index


 

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