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 John Pullman

I hadn't seen Jon for over 20 years, but was very upset to hear the news of his death. I was vaguely aware he'd become a very successful scientist, but reading these tributes it's clear he was a leader in his field, and much loved by colleagues around the world. I knew him through his sister when we were all at school in Hull - and later at Oxford. He played the bass in a local band The London Boys - Stax/Motown covers and their own songs in a similar style. You can find one of their songs on Youtube if you look hard enough. Jon was a sharp dresser, one of the few guys able to make white jeans look cool. In fact he was a cool guy all round - very clever, funny and kind. His death is a great tragedy.