• Spells A spell which lengthens and thickens a person’s hair. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:33 — 4.2MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts |… Read More
• Books and Literature Handbook of Do-It-Yourself Broomcare is a guide to taking care of your broomstick. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:33 — 4.2MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Character Hannah Cockleford was a fifteenth-century English witch. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:33 — 4.2MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts |… Read More
• Event This is the worst birthday that Harry can remember. The Dursleys have completely forgotten that today is Harry’s birthday, and he ends up having to spend it doing chores in preparation for a very important dinner party hosting one of Uncle Vernon’s clients, Mr. Mason, and his wife, Mrs. Mason. Harry is… Read More
• Event Harry, staying at the Burrow, wakes up from a dream of Voldemort searching for Gregorovich and realizes that the Trace is removed. He does random magic (Accio Glasses) and is given a book from Ron who tells him: “This isn’t your average book. It’s pure gold: Twelve Fail-Safe Ways to Charm Witches. Read More
• Event Hagrid retrieves the Philosopher’s Stone to take it back to Hogwarts, and helps Harry to withdraw some gold from the fortune he never knew his parents had left him. (PS5) After entering the huge, grand bank and explaining what they want to a goblin, Hagrid and Harry are taken… Read More
• Event The Gryffindor Quidditch Team loses to Hufflepuff when Dementors invade the pitch. The effect of their presence causes Harry Potter to fall off his broom, and Cedric Diggory grabs the Snitch. Harry’s Nimbus 2000 is blown into the Whomping Willow and smashed to bits… Read More
• Source Harry discovers his newfound popularity, learns that Stan Shunpike has been arrested, and holds a frustratingly massive Quidditch tryout that includes a run-in with Cormac McLaggen. They visit Hagrid and learn that Aragog is dying, Harry confronts Hermione about having confunded McLaggen during the tryout, and Slughorn invites Harry and… Read More
• Source Hermione and Ron discuss the Slug Club in Herbology and Harry notices an attraction between them. Dean takes Katie’s place on the Quidditch team, and Harry and Ron run into Ginny and Dean kissing. Ron gets upset and Ginny tells him off, but Harry starts thinking of kissing Ginny himself. Read More
• Source Gryffindors get their course schedules. Harry, Ron and Hermione discuss Malfoy and Quidditch trials, then go to their first day of classes.  In Defence Against the Dark Arts Harry fights back against Snape’s attempt to jinx him and gets detention, during break he hears his first lesson with Dumbledore will… Read More
• Character Hedley Fleetwood was a wizard whose Patronus took the form of a wooly mammoth. This was notable to Miranda Goshawk, who references him in the Book of Spells, because extinct Patronuses are exceptionally rare. (BoS) Podcast: Play in… Read More
• Character Helixa Hyslop was one of the discoverers of the Doubling Charm. She and her twin sister, Syna Hyslop, discovered the Doubling Charm together, and used it to duplicate every object in their mansion (BoS). Podcast: Play in new… Read More
• Event After Professor Moody/Barty Crouch Jr. gives Harry some hints, he realizes that he can summon his broomstick and use it to deal with dragons. Harry enlists Hermione’s help, and they skip lunch to practice the Summoning Charm in an empty classroom. At first, Harry struggles and has trouble concentrating. They… Read More
• Character Resourceful, principled and brilliant, Hermione Jean Granger is easily the brightest witch of her generation. She, along with Ron Weasley, is one of Harry Potter’s closest friends. She is also Muggle-born (her parents were dentists – PS12), and so is a living, breathing example of the fallacy of pureblood… Read More
• Magical objects A magical object in the Misuse of Muggle Artefacts Office (CS3). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:33 — 4.2MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Occupations Hit-Wizards are the police officers of the Wizarding world (DP2). The Department of Magical Law Enforcement maintains squads of trained Hit-Witches and Wizards whose job it is to capture dangerous wizarding criminals. A group of these Hit-Wizards captured Sirius Black after he supposedly killed Peter Pettigrew. The Hit-Wizards are not… Read More
• Pubs and inns The Hog’s Head Inn is a slightly dodgy pub and tavern, located one or two streets off of the High Street. The pub has been a fixture of Hogsmeade for hundreds of years. A worn-out wooden sign hangs over the door, advertising with a “wild boar’s severed head leaking… Read More
• Hogwarts • Transportation The arriving first-years travel across the Lake to the castle in a flotilla of small boats, propelled by magic and escorted by Hagrid (PS6).   Podcast: Play in new window | Download… Read More
• Schools Hogwarts is one of the world’s finest wizarding schools, located in a massive castle in Scotland. Hogwarts takes students from all over Great Britain, starting at the age of 11. The students leave school after their seventh year. The students at Hogwarts are sorted at the beginning of their first… Read More
• Occupations At Hogwarts, a staff of about fourteen teachers apparently handles classes for hundreds of students. Any way you look at it, that’s a lot of classes for a few staff members. Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More
• Spells Effect: tracks the movements of anyone within a certain area through the use of dots on a parchment. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:33 — 4.2MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Spells The Homorphus Charm is used against a werewolf. Its exact effects aren’t given. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:33 — 4.2MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Character Basil Horton played for the Falmouth Falcons Quidditch team in the 1920s. Along with his Falcons teammate Randolph Keitch, he started the Comet Trading Company in 1929. He and Randolph are also the creators of the Horton-Keitch Braking Charm (QA9). Podcast:… Read More
• Spells The hot air charm is an unnamed spell which fires off a jet of hot air from the end of the caster’s wand. Casting the spell involves a complicated wand motion (OP21). “She pulled out her wand and gave it a complicated little wave so that hot air streamed out… Read More
• Spells The Hour-Reversal charm reverses time by one hour. This unstable charm must be kept inside an object, and is contained within small hourglasses to create Time-Turners (Pm). Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More
• Character Helga Hufflepuff was the founder of Hufflepuff House and one of the co-founders of Hogwarts, described as one of “the four greatest witches and wizards of the age” (along with the other three founders) (CS9). She was much more accepting than the other founders, advocating for accepting… Read More