• Event The class is a review of everything the DA had been working on during the previous couple of months. They start out with the Impediment Jinx, then practice Stunning spells. Harry feels that they’ve accomplished a huge amount. Podcast:… Read More
• Character Dean Thomas was a “half-blood” boy from London in Harry’s year at Hogwarts. He was a classmate of Harry’s and best friends with Seamus Finnigan (GF7). He was a black Londoner who grew up as a Muggle, and thus had always been a fan of football (U.S.: soccer) (… Read More
• Books and Literature Defensive magic guide. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:37 — 5.1MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts |… Read More
• Character Dennis Creevey was the younger brother brother of Colin Creevey, and a Gryffindor student from 1994 (Harry‘s fourth year) to 2001. Muggle-born and with “mousy” brown hair like Colin, Dennis was the smallest kid in his year when he arrived, and thus almost certainly the smallest kid… Read More
• Source Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh and last book in the series. The book was published in the US and the UK on 21 July 2007. Resources: Day by day calendar of events in the book Differences between the British and American versions Changes in the… Read More
• Spells The Disarming Charm causes opponent’s weapon to fly out of his or her hand. The opponent is then said to have been Disarmed. The  Disarming Charm is a basic defensive spell, taught at the Duelling Club by Snape (CS10). Although it is a basic spell, it is rather difficult,… Read More
• Event Harry, having fallen asleep in the common room, wakes up from his recurring dream to find Dobby before him. The elf is wearing a tower of knitted hats with a cured Hedwig on top of them. Dobby tells Harry that Winky is still drinking and struggling emotionally, and asks Harry… Read More
• Event He has spent most of the school year trying to repair the cabinet in the Room of Requirement, a cabinet which had trapped Montague for several weeks during the 1992-1993 school year. The companion cabinet was located in Borgin and Burkes, and it was through there that the Death Eaters traveled… Read More
• Wizarding culture Duelling exists as a sport in the same way that fencing is a sport in the Muggle world. While it is a friendly sporting competition, it is essentially a form of combat. Wizard duelling has rules and competitions, but in a battle, the same skills come into play in life… Read More
• Magical objects On Harry’s seventeenth birthday, Minister for Magic Rufus Scrimgeour showed up at the Burrow with Dumbledore’s last will and testament in which he bequeathed items to Harry, Ron and Hermione (DH7). Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More
• Organizations The D.A., or Dumbledore’s Army, was a group of students who were trained by Harry Potter in magical combat during the 1995-1996 school year at Hogwarts. The D.A. fought in several battles against the Death Eaters and suffered casualties. The group loosely reformed during the 1997-1998 school year, led by… Read More
• Books and Literature Dumbledore’s Army: The Dark Side of the Demob is a tell-all book by Rita Skeeter about Dumbledore’s Army. In this book, published on July 31st 2014, Rita described the imperfections of the Dumbledore’s Army members. She promoted it during the 2014 Quidditch World Cup in her article “Dumbledore’s Army… Read More
• Headlines and advertisements Dumbledore’s Army Reunites at Quidditch World Cup Final is a feature article that appeared in the Daily Prophet on 8 July 2014. Wasp-penned journalist Rita Skeeter reported on the loves, lives and rivalries of the former members of Dumbledore’s Army as they got together to watch the Brazil v Bulgaria final match… Read More
• Quote “You know, Minister, I disagree with Dumbledore on many counts… but you cannot deny he’s got style….” Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:37 — 5.1MB)Subscribe:… Read More