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

12 January 2012

from Yasmin Fitzpatrick (nee Anwar)

Jon was part of our social gang at Oxford: I was a Mod Langs undergraduate at Wadham at the same time he was at Queen’s College and I can safely say that we NEVER discussed academic matters. We spent more time arguing about politics, discussing music, gossiping and laughing, drinking and going out clubbing.  Jon was incredibly good looking and impeccably dressed in a kind of retro smart Mod style.  He never demanded to be centre stage but was comfortable making remarks and laughing at much of the excessive foolishness that characterised our down time.  I was incredibly fond of him – well, he was so damn attractive, kind, quietly witty and effortlessly masculine.  I knew nothing about his subsequent stellar academic career and feel incredibly pleased and proud for him.  I am very shocked and sad to know that he is no longer here: I would have loved to catch up with him.