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.

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2 December 2011

from Paresh Malhotra

I was lucky enough to work with Jon a little bit. It was thrilling to talk about science with him, watching him listen to an idea, articulate it more clearly than me, spin it around and then improve it, before he finished with an "am I right?", a smile and that twinkle in his eye. I would just be nodding away throughout.  If he asked a question at a talk it would always be illuminating, and to see him grasp things so quickly and completely was something special in itself. But for all his eminence, he would always make the effort to come over at any social event or meeting and ask about how things were going, when he could have just spent all his time talking to other VIPs. A real pleasure and a great privilege to have worked with him and to have known him.