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

1 December 2011

from James Tresilian

I knew Jon in the early 90s when he was still a junior lecturer. I remember many enjoyably competitive games of table tennis at Caius and a number of amusing forays into the Cambridge nightlife. On one occasion, after having queued for sometime outside a particularly shabby venue, we reached the door only for the bouncer to take one look at Jon (who was dressed quite smartly) and declare “Sorry mate, too casual”. Jon was one of the good guys, he always worked extremely hard and was a man of principle and humour - he was an inspirational character. It was with great sadness that I heard the news. I remember him with fondness