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

4 January 2012

from Joe Herbert

I was one of those who canvassed for Jon's election to Caius. You only had to talk to him for five minutes to realise what an intelligent and interesting man he was. After he left, we rather lost contact,  though I was aware he was making waves in his field.  So it was that I only learned about his accident after I had emailed him about a possible collaboration. This is a bad time, he told we got discussing his injuries and what might be done about them. Like many of his friends and colleagues, I am saddened by the thought that we might have helped. His bright star has been tragically eclipsed, and science, his family and all who knew him are bereft.