• Cities The capital of Wales, Cardiff (Welsh “Caerdydd”) is a large city located in South Wales. It became a city in 1905 and was made the capital of Wales in 1955.  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardiff) Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More
• Creatures' homes, lairs, and territories • Mysterious places The Chamber of Secrets is a legendary secret room constructed by Salazar Slytherin to house a monster which would finish his “noble work.” This noble work would be accomplished when his true heir would open the Chamber and release the monster which lived within to rid the school of non-pureblood… Read More
• Character Elfrida Clagg was the Chieftainess of Warlock’s Council (JKR). * The dates given on Clagg’s Chocolate Frog card (1612-1687) conflict with information from QA4 which says she was the “Chief of the Wizard’s Council” in the mid-1300s. The portrait of the similarly named Elfrida Cragg in the Ministry… Read More
• Headlines and advertisements Classified Advertisements is a regular page appearing in the Daily Prophet, of great utility to the wizarding community (DP2). This section includes columns listing recruitment opportunities, items for sale, dating/Lonely Hearts and family announcements. The listing on Page 2 of the Prophet included: Jobs “Hit-witch or wizard” for the Magical Law Enforcement Squad Assistant… Read More
• Sports and competitions The Contorting Cereals class is a division in the Annual International Wizard Gardening Competition (DP1). Entries in this class have been seen by Muggles and were the subject of much speculation. A new Ministry of Magic report suggests that this class be therefore banned from future competition (DP1). Read More
• Character Maximillian Crowdy was the “charismatic” eighth Minister for Magic. He served from 1770 to 1781, when time he mysteriously died in office (Pm). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:21 — 3.1MB)… Read More
• Source Harry, cured, goes looking for Ron and Hermione in the girls’ toilet where they are brewing the Polyjuice Potion. Hermione steals boomslang skin from Snape’s office while Harry creates a diversion in class. A duelling club is formed by Lockhart and Snape, and during the first meeting Harry learns that… Read More
• Source HRH are questioned about the Petrified cat, Hermione asks Professor Binns about the Chamber of Secrets, HRH return to the scene of the crime, consult Moaning Myrtle, and speculate about the mystery. Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More