• Source In which the earliest known broomsticks are discussed. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:38 — 27.7MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts |… Read More
• Source In which many difficult Quidditch moves are discussed. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:38 — 27.7MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts |… Read More
• Source In which broom games that were popular prior to the development of Quidditch are discussed. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:38 — 27.7MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Source In which the evolution of Quidditch from its invention until the introduction of the Snidget in the middle of the thirteenth century is discussed. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:38… Read More
• Source In which the introduction of the Golden Snidget to the game of Quidditch is described, and the eventual replacement of the bird with the Golden Snitch. Podcast: Play in new window | Download… Read More
• Source In which the evolution of regulations governing the selection of Quidditch pitches is discussed. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:38 — 27.7MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Source In which the rules of Quidditch, and changes in them since the fourteenth century, are discussed. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:38 — 27.7MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Source In which the teams of the British and Irish Quidditch League are discussed in turn. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:38 — 27.7MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Source In which the history of Quidditch on various continents is discussed. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:38 — 27.7MB)Subscribe: Apple… Read More
• Source In which the history of the development of the racing broom is discussed, including the various manufacturers of famous brooms. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:38 — 27.7MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Lakes and marshes • Quidditch places Queerditch Marsh is the place where the game of Quidditch originated. Eight hundred years ago, a group of witches and wizards used an damp stretch of nettle-filled ground called Queerditch Marsh as a place to play a new game they had invented. This game involved broomsticks and a “big leather… Read More
• Publications The Quibbler is a tabloid newspaper of the Wizarding World. The current editor is Xenophilius Lovegood (OP10). It publishes an edition every month (OP26). The Quibbler prints wild, silly, and bizarre stories about famous people, particularly involving conspiracy theories. However, they also printed Harry’s story of the rise of Voldemort. Read More
• Place A small town on a peninsula in northwestern France, Quiberon is the home of the Quiberon Quafflepunchers, a Quidditch team known for flamboyant play that frequently wins the French league (QA8). Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More
• Sports and competitions Quidditch, “the sport of warlocks,” is the premier sport of the wizarding world. Everyone follows Quidditch. Quidditch is a fast, dangerous, exciting game in which two teams flying on brooms compete for points scored by throwing a ball – the Quaffle – through hoops on either end of a… Read More
• Headlines and advertisements Quidditch League Table & Match Information is a regular Quidditch feature appearing on the Sports page of the Daily Prophet (DP1, DP2, DP3, DP4). Quidditch League Table Heading up the Sports section of the Prophet, the League Table sets out the current standings for the British and… Read More
• Moors • Quidditch places • Wilderness areas Britain and Ireland Teams in Britain and Ireland do not have their own home pitch for matches. Instead, Quidditch stadiums have been erected on a number of deserted moors. Players and fans come from all over to attend these matches. Various charms and magical effects have been used to… Read More
• Quidditch An international Quidditch competition held every four years. The first Quidditch World Cup was held in 1473, with the final match being Transylvania v Flanders (PS11, QA8). The 1994 World Cup was held in Devon in a new stadium built on Dartmoor (GF6). The final match… Read More
• Event The game is brutal and so fast-paced that Ludo Bagman’s commentary can barely keep up. The Bulgarian National Team’s young seeker, Viktor Krum, uses his excellent flying skills to catch the Snitch, doing so despite his team being down more than 150 in order to avoid further humiliation at the… Read More
• Event The final match of the 2014 tournament took place between the national teams of Brazil and Bulgaria on 11 July 2014. This extremely exciting and emotional match ended when veteran Bulgarian Seeker Viktor Krum caught the Snitch, ensuring that Bulgaria won by 160 points to 70 (Pm). Podcast:… Read More
• Event Fans of Hans the Augurey were relieved to hear that the Liechtenstein team’s mascot had been safely returned after an international incident caused by American Quidditch fans kidnapping him after their surprise win the previous day. MACUSA President Samuel G. Quahog, and the Liechtenstein Minister for Magic, Otto Obermeier,… Read More
• Event In the article “Place Your Bets with Ludo Bagman“, former Wimbourne Wasps and English National Team Beater Ludo Bagman rated the four teams in the Semi-finals and gave odds on the likelihood of each team winning the tournament (Pm). Podcast: Play… Read More
• Event In her article “Dumbledore’s Army Reunites at the Quidditch World Cup Final”, Rita Skeeter writes about the meeting of former Dumbledore’s Army members as they got together before the 2014 Quidditch World Cup final (Pm). Podcast: Play in new window… Read More
• Buildings • Quidditch places • Wizarding places The sheer numbers of wizards attending a Quidditch World Cup requires the building and magical maintenance of a huge stadium. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:38 — 27.7MB)… Read More
• Communication Members of the wizarding community use quill pens and parchment for writing rather than modern Muggle pens and paper. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:38 — 27.7MB)Subscribe:… Read More