• Place After taking Harry to Diagon Alley for the first time, Hagrid dropped him off at Paddington Station so he could catch a train back to the Dursleys (though this scene was skipped in the film). While they waited for Harry’s train, Hagrid gave Harry his ticket for the Hogwarts Express… Read More
• Event Harry is punished by being locked in his room and only allowed out to use the bathroom twice a day (CS2). Furious with Harry for Dobby’s effect on the Dursleys’ dinner with the Masons and newly aware that Harry cannot legally use his magic to avoid punishment, Uncle Vernon… Read More
• Character Henry is Jacob Kowalski’s assistant in the bakery that Jacob opens at the end of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:08:08 — 62.4MB)… Read More
• Transportation The Hogwarts Express is a passenger train which makes a run between King’s Cross Station, London, and Hogsmeade Station, taking students to and from Hogwarts. The train makes this run at least four times a year, and probably more often than that, as needed. It does leave without… Read More
• Food and drinks • Hogwarts • Wizarding culture Hogwarts treats its students to large feasts to mark the beginning (PS7, CS5, PA5, GF12, OP11, HBP8) and end of the school term (PS17, PA22, GF37, OP38), plus Halloween (PS10, CS8, PA8, GF16) and Christmas (PS12, CS12, PA11,… Read More
• Hogwarts castle and grounds • Rooms, chambers, and floors The Hogwarts kitchens are situated exactly beneath the Great Hall, with four wooden tables matching the tables above. It is a huge, high-ceilinged room, with a stone-flagged floor, pots and pans on the stone walls, and a great brick fireplace (GF21, GF28). Podcast:… Read More
• Hogwarts castle and grounds • Rooms, chambers, and floors The Hufflepuff common room is round and has a low ceiling, somewhat like a badger’s home. There are little round windows at at ground level. As we have seen in the other common rooms, it is decorated in House colours, which in this case means that there are lots of… 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