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 Lúcia Garrido

I first met Jon Driver in 2005 when I wanted to do a PhD at the ICN. We talked about my background and about my reasons for wanting to do research. I have always been extremely grateful to Jon for having decided that I could do a PhD and having introduced me to Brad Duchaine so that I could work with him. Jon then became my second PhD supervisor. In our meetings, I was always so impressed how Jon could so rapidly figure out what was wrong about my experiments, make very incisive comments, and offer precious suggestions about what I should do.  Working with Jon made me always want to do my best.

I truly admired Jon Driver for his brilliance and I will always be tremendously thankful for his generosity.