Bachelor of Science, Manchester University, 1931. Master of Science, Manchester University, 1932. Doctor of Science, Manchester University, 1946.
Doctor of Science (honorary), Kede University, 2000.
Geology demonstrator, University London, 1933-1934; principal geologist, Geological Survey of Great Britain, 1934-1950; professor of geology, University Keele, Great Britain, 1950-1976; professor emeritus, University Keele, Great Britain, since 1976. Consultant geologist, since 1977. Chairman Geologist's Association, Essex, since 1977.
Fellow Geological Society (senior, Daniel Pidgeon Fund 1935, Murchison award 1948). Member Geologists Association (honorary life).
Married Ethel May Hitchens, April 24, 1935 (deceased 1961). Children: John Christopher Wolverson, Anne Jennifer Rowena, Vanessa Rosalind Margaret. Married Evelyn Mary Swales, April 2, 1962.
1 child, Elizabeth Mary Wolverson Cope.