Adding up to a great cause

Professor Tony Padilla is a Formby lad who went on to study Maths and Theoretical Physics at Cambridge, Durham and Oxford Universities. He is currently Professor of Physics at Nottingham University and a regular on the highly successful YouTube channel, Numberphile.  Tony visited us a few years ago to give a very successful lecture on Black Holes and Extra Dimensions. On Wednesday 10 January (7-8pm), he is returning to deliver “1+2+3+4+….=-1/12, and other mathematical wonders”, an engaging talk aimed at students, parents and the general public.

Whilst tickets are free for this hour long talk, we hope to raise funds to support Matt Henderson’s cancer appeal through donations at the event or via his fundraising page:  A number of Matt’s family members are part of the Formby High School family and we hope this event will provide some support to this worthy appeal.

To reserve your free ticket, please call the school office on 01704 873100 or email

Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you.