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 Matteo Carandini

I did not get to know Jon nearly as well as I would have liked to. I will not forget the kindness with which he welcomed me to UCL and to London, an instant sense of familiarity, the look of complicity in his eye, the spectacularly intelligent comments, the warm smile, a very nice suit, a long conversation alas about motorcycles, a little bit of irony. Mostly the sense of a cool guy, and a very, very kind and sweet man. I said "come over for dinner" a few times and I wish I had set a date.

Many thanks.