Percy Edward Kent

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Percy Edward Kent (18 March 1913 - 9 July 1986) PhD, DSc, LLD, ScD, FGS, FRS[1] was a British geologist who won the Royal Medal in 1971.[2][3] Awarded the Bigsby Medal in 1955 and the Murchison Medal in 1969.

Early life[edit]

He attended West Bridgford Grammar School. From the University of Nottingham he gained a BSc in 1934, and a PhD in 1941.


He was Chief Geologist from 1966-71 of BP. From 1974-6 he was President of the Geological Society of London.

Personal life[edit]

He married Margaret Hood in 1940, and they had two daughters. His first wife died in 1974. In 1976 he married Lorna Scott. He lived in West Bridgford.


  1. ^ Falcon, Norman Leslie; Dunham, Kinglsey (1987). "Percy Edward (Peter) Kent. 18 March 1913-9 July 1986". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. 33: 344. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1987.0013. JSTOR 769956. 
  2. ^ "Royal Medal". Retrieved 2008-12-06. 
  3. ^ Obituary: Percy Edward Kent 1913−1986. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society 1987; v. 46; p. 173-174.