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 Rik Henson

I loved talking with Jon. Although we didn't meet often, I loved the glint in his eyes and the perpetual smile at the corners of his mouth. I loved the fact that you would be half way through a sentence, but could see in his eyes that he had already got the idea, and was just politely waiting for you to finish. And I always loved his responses. In fact, I often didn't bother finishing my sentence, just so I could hear Jon's reply. He had one of the quickest and sharpest minds I've known. It's a tragic loss to science, and to all his friends. My deepest sympathies to Nilli, their boys, and family. His work and ideas will live on, and influence many generations to come.