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Hugh Torrens

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Hugh Torrens
Hugh Simon Torrens

1940 (age 83–84)
Alma materUniversity of Oxford
University of Leicester
Scientific career
FieldsHistory of geology and paleontology
InstitutionsKeele University

Hugh Simon Torrens (born 1940) is a British historian of geology and paleontology, and Emeritus Professor of History of Science and Technology at Keele University.[1][2]

Torrens received a bachelor's degree from the University of Oxford and a PhD from the University of Leicester.[2]

He was president of the Society for the History of Natural History from 2012 to 2015, when he was succeeded by Arthur MacGregor.[3]

He was awarded the Sue Tyler Friedman Medal by the Geological Society in 1991.[4]


  1. ^ University, Keele. "Hugh Torrens, Keele University". www.keele.ac.uk. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  2. ^ a b "01awardee00". www.gsahist.org. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  3. ^ "A message from SHNH President, Professor Arthur MacGregor - Society for the History of Natural History". shnh.org.uk. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Sue Tyler Friedman Medal". Geological Society. Retrieved 28 April 2020.

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