Olympic Britain – Commons Library book


It’s the Recess. You need/deserve a break.

Have a look at Olympic Britain – a book written by the researchers of the House of Commons Library and published on 10 July 2012.

It tells the story of social and economic change in the UK since the two previous London Games in 1908 and 1948, using data visualisations to bring to life a period during which our standards of living, the type of work we do, our leisure activities and our lifestyles have changed almost beyond recognition, much like the Olympics itself.

You can access the full print version, including charts and tables, here.