Percy Edward Kent

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Percy Edward Kent
Born (1913-03-18)18 March 1913
Died 9 July 1986(1986-07-09) (aged 73)
Residence West Bridgford
Other names Peter Edward Kent
Citizenship British
Education West Bridgford Grammar School
Alma mater University of Nottingham
  • Margaret Betty Hood (1940-1974)
  • Lorna Scott (1976-1986)
Children Helen Cooper
Scientific career
Fields Geology

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 (Betty) Hood in 1940, and they had two daughters, one of whom is Helen Cooper. 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.