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

21 December 2011

from Mark Elliott

Although I have not seen Jon for a very long time I am truly saddened to hear of his passing. I am taken back to 1996 or 1997 when Jon, and some others I see have posted here moved from Cambridge to Birkbeck. At that time I was in the throes of my PhD research in an office overlooking Torrington Square and the year or so that Jon spent at Birkbeck was characterized by a great deal of social and professional activity. The image of Jon I had then, and have kept ever since was of a quiet genius; a brilliant mind tempered with a warm sense of humour, and with the ability to inspire. I also remember he left one of our chin rests on the tube. although what he was doing with it on the tube in the first place remains a mystery. My condolences extend to his family at this sad time.