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.

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2 December 2011

from Salvador Soto-Faraco

Jon’s work has had a profound impact on my research and that of my group in many direct and indirect ways. We were not close friends or even collaborators, but he would always manage to spare some time for lunch or coffee together whenever I was in London. He would typically spark conversation with something like...”So, tell me, what’s exciting in cross-modal research these days?” In the ensuing discussion I would try to articulate some idea I had been considering lately, often rather confusingly. Then, he would speak back softly, looking me in the eye, explaining exactly what I meant using just a few precise sentences, telling me why it was probably not going to work, proposing what I could do to make it interesting, and giving me a few references. Each time I felt I had learned so much. I will miss that.