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.

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2 December 2011

from Bob Turner

I knew Jon not just as a colleague, good friend and much appreciated ally, but as a close neighbour in North London. When he, Nilli and their first son moved into our tiny street of 12 houses more than ten years ago, it began to feel like a real community. Jon and Nilli contributed greatly to our collective neighborhood plans to upgrade our unadopted street, a friendly oasis with occasional street parties, in the anonymity of the huge city. Jon's good sense, shrewdness, cheerfulness and confidence always raised our spirits.

It was the same when Jon asked for my help in planning UCL Psychology's own MRI scanner--it was a huge pleasure to work with him. His motivation was transparent--real scientific understanding, opening of doors. And he was such a brilliant speaker--though it must be well over ten years ago, I can still remember the actual slides he showed when I first heard him describe neglect.

I will never forget, either, the warmth and genuine sincerity of Jon's congratulations when I found my new appointment in Germany in 2006. He is someone I really missed after I left--and now I will always miss him.