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 Robin Walker

My earliest recollections of Jon are from EPS meetings in the early 1990’s when he always seemed to be in the greatest hurry.  I have watched his rise since then with the greatest admiration and respect.  I last saw him when I was a visitor at the ICN in 2007 and despite his many commitments as a scientist and (popular) director he made time for lunch and coffee.  I think we discussed North London schools as much as Science.  I collaborated with him only once and can still clearly remember a discussion about the data and being greatly impressed by his quick insights and clever suggestions. His thoughts were always two steps ahead.  My deepest sympathies go to Nilli and their boys.