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

16 April 2012

from Simon Thorpe

For me, Jon was without doubt one of the finest scientists the field has
known. His ability to produce volumes of top notch science will surely be
hard for anyone to match. I was devastated to hear that we have lost this
truly remarkable person who I remember with much affection. But I was
particularly touched now that the reports from the inquest into his death
have appeared, which fill me with an even greater sense of sadness. What a