• Food and drinks A type of beer sold at the Leaky Cauldron in Diagon Alley, said to have a horrible taste (Pm). Named for Minister of Magic Ulick Gamp, who allowed the famous wizarding tavern to stay open in London after the Statute of Secrecy, and permit the owner to control access to… Read More
• Rules and laws Gamp’s Law of Elemental Transfiguration is a fundamental property of magic which identifies what can be conjured and what cannot. Generally speaking, this axiom states that one cannot create something from nothing. Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More
• Character Gaspard Shingleton was the celebrated inventor of the Self-Stirring Cauldron (FW). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 — 3.6MB)Subscribe: Apple… Read More
• Character Witch who writes in to Tilden Toots’ herbology radio show “Toots’ Shoots ‘n’ Roots” to ask about a sick Flitterbloom plant (JKR). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 — 3.6MB)… Read More
• Source We learn of the mysterious murders in the Riddle House fifty years ago, how Frank Bryce was accused but released for lack of evidence, and how the Riddle House fell into disrepair. In the present, Frank interrupts a sinister meeting and is killed when he overhears Voldemort’s plans. Podcast:… Read More
• Source They travel via Portkey back to the Burrow, Harry tells Ron and Hermione about his dream, Mr. Weasley returns home to report problems with Rita Skeeter’s articles in The Daily Prophet, and HRH prepare to return to Hogwarts. Podcast:… Read More
• Source The students arrive at Hogwarts in a gale, are soaked by Peeves’ water balloons, the First Years are sorted, and Hermione discovers that there are house elves at Hogwarts. Moody is the new DADA teacher, Dumbledore announces the Triwizard Tournament, and Fred and George decide to enter despite being underage. Read More
• Source All learn about the Triwizard Tournament after dinner in the Great Hall. Next morning Fred and George fail to fool the Goblet of Fire. HRH visit Hagrid, discovering that he fancies Madame Maxime of Beauxbatons. After the Hallowe’en feast, the Goblet chooses the champions – Viktor Krum for Durmstrang; Fleur… Read More
• Source Hermione tries to help Harry, persuading him to write to Sirius. The other Houses (Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw) are no longer friendly to Harry, but he finds an ally in Hagrid. As the situation in the school grows worse, Malfoy taunts Harry into throwing a curse; Malfoy responds, the curses clash,… Read More
• Source Past arguments are forgotten, and Hagrid is replaced as Care of Magical Creatures teacher when Rita Skeeter writes a defamatory article about him. HRH try but fail to visit him. HRH encounter Bagman in Hogsmeade, where Harry rejects his offer of help with the Tournament. Rita arrives and is verbally assaulted… Read More
• Source Harry works on solving the secret of the egg in the Prefects’ bathroom, is helped by Moaning Myrtle, sees Crouch on the Marauder’s Map, gets stuck in the stairs, barely escapes being caught by Snape, and the fake Moody borrows Harry’s map. Podcast:… Read More
• Source HRH discuss the situation in Charms class, HRH search for spells to help with the second task, and Hagrid returns to Care of Magical Creatures. Harry continues his studying all through the night before the second task, to be awakened by Dobby (who gives him gillyweed for breathing underwater). Harry… Read More
• Source Ron becomes a celebrity, Skeeter writes an article about Hermione, Snape reads it in class, Harry overhears Snape and Karkaroff, and HRH meet Sirius outside Hogsmeade, learning about Barty Crouch’s son dying in Azkaban. Podcast: Play in new… Read More
• Source Harry and Cedric are transported to a graveyard, encountering Voldemort. Cedric is killed, Harry is tied to Riddle’s tombstone, and Wormtail resurrects Voldemort. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 —… Read More
• Source Voldemort summons the Death Eaters, chastises them, and reveals his plans, explaining how he came back to life. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 — 3.6MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Source Harry returns to Hogwarts, telling Moody what happened while returning to the castle. Moody reveals that it was he who put Harry’s name in the Goblet, and that he stage-managed Harry’s performance in all three Tasks. Dumbledore, McGonagall, and Snape arrive in time to prevent Moody from killing Harry. Dumbledore… Read More
• Source Harry tells his story to Dumbledore and Sirius, then is turned over to Madam Pomfrey. Meanwhile, Fudge allows a Dementor to Kiss Crouch. Fudge argues with Dumbledore about what has happened, refusing to believe Voldemort is back, refusing to take measures against him. Dumbledore dispatches those loyal to him on various errands. Read More
• Plants • Potion ingredients Ginger is a mundane edible plant with roots used to spice up potions. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 — 3.6MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Hogwarts academics Glass phials were used as containers in potion-making. Hogwarts first years were required to come to school equipped with phials made of glass or crystals (PS5). Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More
• Character Glover Hipworth was the inventor of Pepperup Potion (FW). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 — 3.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts |… Read More
• Clothing Gloves are a covering for the hand worn for protection against cold or dirt and typically having separate parts for each finger and the thumb. First-year students are required to buy a pair of thick protective gloves (dragon hide or similar) (PS5). The gloves have a protective function, for example when dealing… Read More
• Creature The Glumbumble is a magical furry grey insect from Northern Europe.(FB) Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 — 3.6MB)Subscribe: Apple… Read More
• Potion ingredients Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 — 3.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android |… Read More
• Creature Non-magical farm animal with surprising uses. Goats are one of the oldest domesticated animals and are raised all over the world for their milk, meat, hair and skin.   Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More
• Furniture and household items Golden goblets are used on the tables in the Great Hall at Hogwarts (PS7) Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 — 3.6MB)Subscribe:… Read More
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• Hogwarts academics The grading scale for Hogwarts classes, Ordinary Wizarding Level (O.W.L.) exams, Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test Level (N.E.W.T.) exams, and the Wizards’ Ordinary Magic and Basic Aptitude Test (W.O.M.B.A.T.) are as follows (HBP5): Pass Grades: Outstanding (O) Exceeds Expectations (E) Acceptable (A) Fail Grades: Poor (P)… Read More
• Potion ingredients Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 — 3.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android |… Read More
• Character Gregory the Smarmy was a medieval wizarding inventor who created Gregory’s Unctuous Unction, a potion which induces the drinker to believe that the one who gave them the potion is their best friend (FW). Podcast: Play in… Read More
• Potions Gregory’s Unctuous Unction is a potion that persuades the drinker that the giver is his/her very best friend (FW). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 — 3.6MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Character Griselda Marchbanks was an elderly witch who was head of the Wizarding Examinations Authority (OP31) and an elder of the Wizengamot, although (together with Tiberius Ogden) she resigned the latter office in protest at the appointment of Umbridge as ‘Hogwarts High Inquisitor’. The Daily Prophet included her in its smear… Read More
• Character Grizel Hurtz is the “Agony Aunt” of the Daily Prophet and one of the experts featured on the Problem Page (DP3). Ms Hurtz advised lovelorn witch Lilith Molesby about the drawbacks of using a Love Potion to force a wizard to be in love with her. She recommended a course… Read More
• Character Malodora Grymm was a famous hag. She used a beautification potion to conceal her true form, married a king, and used a charmed mirror to reinforce her self-image. She became jealous of the most beautiful girl in the land and fed her a poisoned apple to get rid of her. Read More