Photographic portrait of Sir Charles Keene

Scope and Content

Caption reads 'Sir Charles Keene, CBE, LLD, JP. Honorary Fellow of the Polytechnic, 2nd December 1970.'

Includes the information that Sir Charles was:

Chairman of the Joint Governing Body of the former Leicester College of Arts and Technology, 1927 -1969; Chairman of the Governing Board of the Polytechnic from 1969 to 1971.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir Charles Keene had a long and distinguished service with Leicester City Council, sitting on various committees from 1926-1970. His particular interest was education and he chaired the Education Committee, was Chair of Governors of the Colleges of Art and Technology, and Chairman of the City of Leicester Polytechnic. He was made a Justice of the Peace in 1940, Alderman in 1945, awarded the CBE in 1950, served as Lord Mayor in 1953 and was knighted in 1969.

Related Material

Related material reference: GB 3071 D/054/06 and GB 3071 D/035.

See D/018 for memoirs by Charles Keene.