Authorised form of nameDunham; Sir; Kingsley Charles (1910 - 2001)
Dates1910 - 2001
Place of birthSturminster Newton, Dorset, England
Date of birth02/01/1910
Date of death05/04/2001
Research fieldGeology
Brancepeth village school; Durham Johnston School; Durham University
Studied lead ores of the Pennines for his doctoral thesis; Awarded Commonwealth Harvard Fellowship to study at Harvard (1932); Geological Survey, finally as Chief Petrographer (to 1950); Professor of Geology, Durham University (1950-1967); Director, Geological Survey; studied distribution of mineral deposits; played piano and organ
Kt 1972
Yorkshire Geological Society (Honorary)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election17/03/1955
Age at election45
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
Council: 1964-1966, 1971-1976; For Sec 1971-1976; VP 1971-1976
Medals and prizes:
Royal Medal 1970
RelationshipsSon of Ernest Peddar Dunham and his wife Edith; married (1936) Margaret Young; one son
Obituary: Times 18 April 2001
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 2003 vol 49 pp 147-162, plate, by G A L Johnson
Royal Society codeNA6016
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
HWT/32/1Agenda and papers for first meeting of Committee, 8 June 19711971
PB/3/2/1/15/5/1Correspondence with Sir Kingsley Dunham1961
PB/3/2/4/9/1Correspondence with Sir Kingsley Dunham on Rookhope Borehole1960
PB/3/2/4/10/9Correspondence with Sir Kingsley Dunham on Rookhope Borehole1962
HWT/25/10/1Correspondence and papers regarding visit of Royal Society delegation to ChinaAugust - October 1973
HWT/25/10/2Correspondence and papers regarding visit of Royal Society delegation to ChinaNovember - December 1973
HWT/39/33Great Britain-China Committee (later Great Britain-China Centre)August 1973
HWT/20/92Correspondence and papers regarding European Science FoundationMay - June 1974
IM/005464Dunham, Sir Kingsley Charlesnd
MS/926/1/11Correspondence and progress reports regarding Luna 16 and 20, collected by Colin PillingerJanuary 1973-19 November 1975
EC/1955/06Dunham, Sir Kingsley Charles: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/GA/WS/4835Dunham, Sir Kingsley Charlesnd
HWT/39/34Great Britain-China Committee (later Great Britain-China Centre)September 1973
HWT/25/10/4Correspondence and papers regarding visit of Royal Society delegation to ChinaMarch 1975
WF/595Grant application from the University of East Anglia to the Wolfson Foundation1974-1981
MS/926/5/1/1Proposals from the United Kingdom to NASA for the analysis of Apollo lunar surface samples, compiled by the Lunar, Planetary and Interplanetary Matter Working Group10 June 1966
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