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 Deb Hall

Although I never had the pleasure of directly working with Jon, his seminal paper on covert spatial orienting in audition (1994) was extremely influential in directing the focus of my research career towards auditory attention.  This paper epitomises Jon's unique strengths and his major contribution to experimental psychology. The research question was clearly stated and the experiments to address that questions were simple, yet extremely elegant.

His work will continue to inspire.