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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11 December 2011

from Su Watkins

I met Jon while studying for a PhD with Geraint and Nilli.  Jon was the director of the ICN and despite being very busy always seemed to have time to stop and have a chat. He seemed to enjoy talking to everyone about science regardless of how junior they were.  When discussing ideas with Jon I rarely needed to finish a sentence, Jon had already got the idea and usually thought of an experiment to investigate it before I had reached the end.  I was shocked and saddened to hear of his death.  He will be hugely missed. My sympathies to Nilli, their children and his friends and family.