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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9 December 2011

from James Russell

Two kinds of memory of Jon - musical and familial.  During Jon's time in the Cambridge department Jon and I would occasionally meet up in the evenings to play songs, with 'play' loosely meant in my case.  I would caterwaul and strum some '60s pop while Jon brilliant bass would make it sound like music.  He had a wonderful musical ear: just a snatch of some obscurity by, say, Major Lance or Jay and the Americans and he had the chords down and was teaching me them. 

Second, as her father, I am convinced that Charlotte would have had a distinguished career in visual neuroscience no matter what.  But Jon's faith in her abilities and his natural kindness put her on the fast track.