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

7 December 2011

from Andy Wills

I remember Jon as a young, brilliant, lecturer in Cambridge at the time I was doing my Ph.D. there. His speed of thought and breadth and depth of knowledge were astonishing and left a very deep impression on me. In particular, I remember one chance encounter – 1996 or thereabouts - in the departmental library that ended up with us discussing the various conceptions of perceptual learning in psychophysics versus animal learning. His death is unspeakably sad.