Jon Driver died suddenly on 28th November 2011. Jon was a wonderful individual; a loving son, husband, father and brother; and an irreplaceable friend and colleague.

This is a place for everyone who knew Jon to share our memories of him and through this to help celebrate his life.

If you would like to add a description of your memories of Jon to this blog please contact with the text you would like posted. We welcome any contribution, from short snippets to longer pieces. Please bear in mind this is a place to remember Jon and to help celebrate his life.

As well as this blog, there is also a photograph album to which friends and colleagues are most welcome to contribute. If you would like to add one or more pictures please email it/them to

12 December 2011

from Andrew Roach

I cannot claim to have known Jon well, but we did go back a long way. He was in the year below me at school. We met again as graduate students at Oxford, when I volunteereed for an experiment he turned out to be running. I will always be grateful to him for organising the soul disco in the upstairs room at the 'Cape of Good Hope'. It really was heaven's disco; pounding 60s and 70s soul both classic and obscure, a dark and sweaty room full of dancers, and a good chance of meeting friends.  Anyone who has done a research degree knows what a lonely and miserable existence it can be. I remember Jon's event as the highlight of the week.

Jon was obviously a marvelous colleague and devoted husband and father. My thoughts are with all who were close to him.