Hugh is an emeritus Professor of paleontology at Keele University and the President of the Society for History of Natural History

Hugh has had a genus of ammonites named after him:
Torrensia sturanii on WMSDB - Worldwide Mollusc Species Data Base
Torrensia sturanii on the French site Ammonites d'ici et d'ailleurs has some good photos.
Torrensia gibba

He has received the Vladimir V. Tikhomirov History of Geology Award and has an entry in Wikipedia.

He was awarded the History of Geology Division Award for the year 2000 - the page has much detail on him.

Hugh also has been active in industrial history and has written several articles which are listed in the list of publications.