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

2 December 2011

from Annette Karmiloff-Smith

I have two special memories of Jon, personal and professional.  I think it was 2001 or 2002, we were at Attention and Performance in Erice, and Jon, Mark Johnson, Alan Allport, and I rented an apartment together on an island opposite Erice for three or four days after the conference.  I recall wonderfully relaxed evenings drinking, laughing and eating messy seafood with our fingers in the setting sun. He had such a wicked sense of humour. Such a lovely man to be around.  Then I asked Jon to co-supervise a doctoral student with me - his intellectual input was amazing and invaluable; thanks in good part to that, she is now a rising international star at Oxford with a clear "Driver" mark on her science.  He will live on in so many ways....  I've been carrying Jon's special smile at the front of my mind for the past few days and will treasure these memories.