18 May 2015
Professor Len Cantor
A tribute to the life and achievements of Professor Len Cantor, who passed away recently.
Professor Cantor came to Loughborough in 1969 as the founding father of the new Department of Education and as Dean of Education and Humanities.
He was passionate about teaching and devoted much of his spare time to his research. He produced around one book each year for twenty years, including writing successive histories of Loughborough University.
Professor Cantor later became Senior Pro-Vice Chancellor and, for a time, was Acting Vice-Chancellor. He represented the University at gatherings in Hong Kong and Sudan and his own research in comparative education took him to Japan and Australia on multiple occasions. He was repeatedly an invited guest lecturer to university summer schools in the USA and Canada.
Len was also a member of the University Senate for over 20 years and later became a member of University Council. He played a major role in the negotiations leading to the amalgamation of the University with Loughborough College of Education.
He was the only person ever to be awarded two higher doctorates by Loughborough, a D.Litt for published work, and a D.Tech. for services to the University and to higher education.